Dream 2011 Oscar Presenters (Plus Fantasy Actor's Tribute Guests If There So Be Some)

by thelostboy
February 17, 2011 8:17 AM
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The Oscar presenter list so far is classy but pretty darn boring. They've only announced like 10 names, but all of them seem like they've presented at every Oscars since the 1990s. So here's a couple of specific suggestions - some of which are actually serious - that could spice things up a bit beyond what's so far looking very expected:

Banksy and Mr. Brainwash (presenting best art direction)
Bono and Julie Taymor (presenting best original song)
Dana Carvey and Mike Myers (in "Waynes World" character, presenting a clip from "Winter's Bone")
George Clooney and Lily Tomlin (presenting a clip from "The Fighter")
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Ryan Reynolds (presenting whatever they want while shirtless)
Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert (presenting foreign language film)
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (presenting whatever they want)
Ellen deGeneres and Jane Lynch (presenting a clip from "The Kids Are All Right," dressed as the Nic & Jules)
Mel Gibson and Ricky Gervais (presenting best picture, together! though seriously, I think Warren Beatty & Julie Christie would be a perfectly classy duo for the task this year)
Tina Fey and Steve Martin (presenting best original screenplay - as they should every single year).
Armie Hammer and the Winklevoss Twins (presenting visual effects)
Barbara Hershey, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder (no joke, presenting best costume design)
Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen (presenting a clip from "Toy Story 3" while extremely high)

As for the acting categories... Say they go with that "friends present to friends" deal that worked so very well last year (though I've heard no suggestions that they will). Here's my suggestions for each of the 20 nominees (I know they didn't even do it for supporting categories last year and it's highly doubtful they'd start that tradition this time around, but why not have fun with it).

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Javier Bardem ----> Julia Roberts (too much?)
Jeff Bridges ----> Michelle Pfieffer (why not? she was so good at it last year)
Jesse Eisenberg ----> Jeff Daniels (host Anne Hathaway - who played his sister on the Fox show "Get Real," could also work)
Colin Firth ----> Geoffrey Rush
James Franco ----> Sean Penn

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Christian Bale ----> Steven Spielberg (or wouldn't Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney be hilarious?)
John Hawkes -----> Miranda July (though she's probably too indie for Oscar...)
Jeremy Renner -----> Ben Affleck
Mark Ruffalo -----> Laura Linney (who'd also be great for Jesse Eisenberg, but better here)
Geoffrey Rush ------> Colin Firth

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Annette Bening --------> Kevin Spacey
Nicole Kidman ------> Dianne Wiest (or Naomi Watts.. but at they still BFFs?)
Jennifer Lawrence -------> Jodie Foster
Natalie Portman -----------> Jean Reno (but if that's not "star" enough, then Susan Sarandon)
Michelle Williams ----------> Ryan Gosling

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams -----> Mark Wahlberg (that oughta piss off Melissa Leo)
Helena Bonham Carter ------> Maggie Smith
Melissa Leo --------> Melissa Leo
Hailee Steinfeld ---------> Matt Damon
Jacki Weaver --------->Cate Blanchett

Any more suggestions?

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11 Comments

  • Mercy | February 24, 2011 4:05 AMReply

    Colin Farrell and Colin Firth should co-present an award so all those people on Twitter can finally figure out which is which!

    Firth: I'm English Farrell: I'm Irish
    Firth: I'm married Farrell: I'm single
    Firth: I'm nominated for an Oscar. Farrell: fumes silently.

  • Edward Copeland | February 23, 2011 11:52 AMReply

    I think Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane should introduce John Hawkes

  • bob hawk | February 18, 2011 6:52 AMReply

    P.S. to my previous post. You can add Julie Christie (WITHOUT Warren Beatty) to that list of classy women. All are Oscar winners and have had multiple nominations.

  • bob hawk | February 18, 2011 6:44 AMReply

    Well, I don't think that just ANY woman should present the Best Picture Oscar -- Katherine Bigelow should, or at least Best Director. If KB does the latter, then any woman who presents Best Picture should be someone classy and of genuine stature -- ya know, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith . . .

    And please add Chris Pine to the shirtless trio to make it a hunky quartet. :=)

  • Zack | February 18, 2011 1:53 AMReply

    They should have Hayden Christensen present for Portman just so the poor guy has somewhere warm to stay for the night.

  • Julia Albuquerque | February 17, 2011 11:37 AMReply

    Poor Annette... Clooney+Tomlin is, really, genius, as is Leo's Choice. Jesse put it perfectly.

    Though, if we are going with a HP connection for Helena Bonham Carter - and yes, I'm ignoring the whole A Room With a View, I know - I'd rather have Julie Walters spoil the end of the last book and Bellatrix's faith for the whole world to see, just like at her speech for the TV BAFTAS this year, when she beat HBC...

  • Javier | February 17, 2011 11:21 AMReply

    Wow, you really hate Melissa Leo.

  • Brit | February 17, 2011 10:48 AMReply

    You want Beatty to present with his ex-girlfriend while his wife sits in the front row, no doubt trying not to cry after having lost yet again? Do you hate Annette that much?

    Seriously I'd really like a woman to present best picture, by herself. Any woman.

  • Will | February 17, 2011 9:51 AMReply

    "Say they go with that “friends present to friends” deal that worked so very well last year."

    Please god, no. Ground last year's show to a halt.

  • Colin | February 17, 2011 9:37 AMReply

    HA I love the idea of Melissa Leo presenting herself!

  • Jesse | February 17, 2011 8:48 AMReply

    The idea of Melissa Leo speaking for Melissa Leo probably would be Melissa Leo's suggestion.
    That's hilarious.

    Also, the idea of Clooney and Tomlin presenting a clip from "The Fighter" is genius.

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