Ricky Gervais should have been the Oscar host. Here is why:

Some choice bits: On the noisy crowd: “Listen, how rude are you lot? Just because you’re film stars... Shush! I’m not in charge. I’m not even nominated, which is a little bit annoying. Detracts from the credibility, me not being nominated.” On Kate Winslet's supporting actress win for "The Reader": “Well done, Winslet. I told you to do a Holocaust movie and the awards would come, didn’t I? The problem with Holocaust movies is there’s never any gag reel.” On his botched campaign for nominations on behalf of his movie "Ghost Town": “That is the last time I have sex with 200 middle-aged journalists. Europeans with wispy beards. The men were worse.”
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