Thursday, January 05, 2006

Jon Stewart Tapped to Host 78th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony

As if it were not apparent enough that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was desperate to attract viewers for their increasing declining Academy Awards presentation each year, they announced this morning that Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show will host the 78th Annual Academy Awards ceremony on ABC next month. I predict like their pathetic attempt last year to wrangle in younger viewers with ‘comedian’ Chris Rock this will back fire. The Daily Show, while substantially popular with young adults, has seen its ratings decline slowly over the last year. But who knows?