Jon Stewart to Host 80th Academy Awards

Posted on September 14, 2007

Longtime producer Gil Cates announed that Jon Stewart has been chosen to reprise his stint as host of the Oscars. Jon will be the host of the 80th Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre. The show will be televised live on ABC.

"Jon was a terrific host for the 78th Awards," said Cates. "He is smart, quick, funny, loves movies and is a great guy. What else could one ask for?" "I'm thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time's a charm, he quipped.

Jon is our favorite Oscar host, by far. We don't care what the naysayers say, we thought his last outing as Oscar host was hilarious and we can't wait to see him again. Because we'll be in the middle of a presidential race, there should be plenty of material for Jon to sink his teeth into.

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