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EntertainmentWhoopi Goldberg weighs in on Oscars host debacle, suggests candidate

20:05  12 december  2018
20:05  12 december  2018 Source:   wonderwall.com

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As the Academy Awards scramble to find a host for the 2019 awards, a former Oscar winner and four-time host is throwing her hat into the ring. "Now, I realize I may not be anybody's first choice, but…," Whoopi Goldberg said on "The View" on Wednesday

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Whoopi Goldberg weighs in on Oscars host debacle, suggests candidate© William Volcov/REX/Shutterstock Whoopi Goldberg attends

As the Academy Awards scramble to find a host for the 2019 awards, a former Oscar winner and four-time host is throwing her hat into the ring.

"Now, I realize I may not be anybody's first choice, but…," Whoopi Goldberg said on "The View" on Wednesday, while also shredding the notion of Hollywood's biggest night not having a host, an idea that's been floated. "If you want to go hostless, that's your prerogative. I think it's a dumb idea. People need someone to take them through things. I think it needs to be somebody who loves the films."

The Oscars' job opening comes after Kevin Hart stepped down as host after controversial tweets from eight years ago resurfaced. Whoopi has also had her fair share of controversy.

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Whoopi Goldberg thinks Ken Jeong should be the next person the Motion Picture Academy targets to host the Oscars now that Kevin Hart 's out and Ken is totally down with it. But, we're guessing the Academy will be more turned on by the fact Ken ain't worried about that skimpy paycheck.

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"I'm also problematic!" she said. "Half of the country is really mad at me, the other half is OK until tomorrow, and then they're p---ed at me!"

However, while Whoopi would take the gig, she doesn't think she should be the first choice (and for the record, she hasn't been contacted about it.)

While speaking to Stephen Colbert on Dec. 11, she vocalized her support for Ken Jeong.

Whoopi Goldberg weighs in on Oscars host debacle, suggests candidate© Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images Ken Jeong attends the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City on Aug. 20, 2018.

"I want Ken to do it," she said. "He would be brilliant. It would also constitute the first Asian-American to host the Oscars. It would be a whole series of firsts. He also loves film, and I think that's what you need in a host. You need someone who actually gets why films are great and can tell you the ins and outs and the silliness of movies."

Oprah said she will NOT host the Oscars... after her friend Kevin Hart stepped down from the job due to furor over old homophobic jokes

Oprah said she will NOT host the Oscars... after her friend Kevin Hart stepped down from the job due to furor over old homophobic jokes Oprah Winfrey doesn't want to host the Oscars. The 64-year-old media mogul is known for her work as the host of her eponymously titled talk show, but has said she isn't looking to fill in as the host of the Academy Awards in 2019 after Kevin Hart - who was previously lined up for the prestigious job - quit the position following the controversy that arose when his previous homophobic tweets were resurfaced. When asked by TMZ if she would consider hosting the Oscars if the Academy were to ask her, Oprah simply said: 'No.' Get Hard star Kevin, 39, stepped down as host after past homophobic tweets he'd posted re-emerged, and said he didn't want to be a 'distraction'.

Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg (/ˈwʊpi/), is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality.

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At one point, being offered the hosting job of the Academy Awards was a tremendous honor, but that hasn't been the case of late. TMZ noted that the notoriously low pay was a factor. Whoopi, though, said social media plays a factor in whether to take on the gig or not.

"You used to have to only worry about newspaper critics saying stuff about it, but now you've got everybody and their mother [saying stuff]," she said. "Nobody wants to hear that and it should be a lot easier to do than it is."

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Kevin Hart officially ended discussion about him hosting the 2019 Academy Awards on Wednesday, telling "Good Morning America" that he was "over" the negative attention surrounding his old homophobic tweets and wanted to move on. "There is no ending to it. If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow. You're not getting no more of my energy from it. I'm not giving no more, because it's endless," Hart told host Michael Strahan. "I want

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