We Say Sandy!

Meet your next Oscars host: Sandra Bullock would erase Hathaway-Franco dud

Meet your next Oscars host: Sandra Bullock would erase Hathaway-Franco dud

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Sandra Bullock Courtesy photo
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James Franco and Anne Hathaway
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It's been established that Anne Hathaway and James Franco were not the Oscars' greatest hosts. (Personally, I much preferred Hathaway's occasionally endearing awkwardness to Franco's too-cool-for-school, maybe-stoned indifference.)

But toward the end of the ceremony, when Sandra Bullock took the stage a year after accepting Best Actress for her role in The Blindside, all while concealing a secret baby and a crumbling marriage in 2010, I got an idea: Sandy should host the Oscars!

It's been four years since a woman (Ellen DeGeneres) hosted solo, and Bullock's comedic timing, down-to-earth demeanor and gentle teasing seem perfect the role. She's no Ricky Gervais, to be sure, but she can give a good ribbing and she's got the likability — especially now, after handling a rough, public year with great poise — to carry the show.

What do you think: Would Sandra Bullock make a good Oscar host? Make your voice — and vote — heard in our latest CulturePoll.

 

Watch her brief role as presenter below:

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