Should the Oscars go host-free?

A reported decision from the Academy seems a lost opportunity

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Senior Writer

Published January 10, 2019 5:00PM (EST)

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Salon introduces its Question of the Day, where we invite you to lead the conversation.

For the first time in thirty years, the Oscars will go host free this year. But even after the Kevin Hart debacle, Salon's Erin Keane argues that throwing in the towel on the whole thing represents "at best a failure of imagination" from the Academy. What do you think? Who — if anyone — would be your Oscar host pick?

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a senior writer for Salon and author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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