Betty White Hosting The Oscars? It Could Happen.
Animal-advocate/actress Betty White is still riding high after hosting Saturday Night Live in May — one of the highest-rated episodes in years for the show.
The 88-year-old is enjoying a massive career boost thanks to some hilarious television and movie roles, as well as support from a growing online fanbase. In fact, it was a well-timed Facebook campaign that eventually convinced Lorne Michaels of SNL to book her for the show.
So it’s no surprise that the producers of the next year’s Academy Awards, Don Mischer and Bruce Cohen, are already planning on White’s name popping up for hosting duty.
“All options are open,” said Mischer to the LA Times. “And I’m sure we’ll get a big push for Betty White. I can feel it coming.”
Noting that hosting television’s most high-profile awards show can be grueling, Mischer hinted that even if she’s not the main host, White may still be a part of the show. “I think she’d be great in some capacity. [Laughs.] I don’t know if she’d want to host the whole show.”
Something tells me she’d definitely be up for the challenge.