Even though so many of us would want to see Melissa McCarthy host the Academy Awards, the funny woman is not one of them.
At the Palm Springs Film Festival, the comedian and actress told Variety’s Marc Malkin that she, “would be terrible at it. I want nothing to do with it.” The only way she would do it would be “in character,” perhaps as Sean Spicer as her “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” co-star Richard E. Grant suggested.
With the Oscars fast approaching on Feb. 24 and without a host (after Kevin Hart stepped down), celebrities still can’t agree on who they would like.
“The Wife” star Glenn Close suggested Jeff Goldblum — “He can do no wrong” in her book — Olivia Colman of “The Favourite” voted for her mom, while “BlacKkKlansman” director Spike Lee said he doesn’t “even know if I’m going to be there.”
Barry Jenkins, director of “If Beale Street Could Talk,” emphatically recommended Oprah, “because she’s so giving!”
“It’s just about celebrating as many people as possible. I think the Oscars are too, but we get so caught up in winning and losing that we lose sight of that,” he explained. “I think Oprah would remind us of that in every single segment.”
As for the proposal that the Oscars should go hostless, “Green Book” star Viggo Mortensen seemed in support: “It would go quicker, wouldn’t it?”