Tina Fey: ‘No Way’ To Oscar Hosting Gig
Tina Fey has said “no way” to suggestions she host a future Oscars ceremony — and despite her massive popularity, it seems the comedienne is dead set against emceeing Hollywood’s biggest night.
While Tina Fey said “no way” to Oscars hosting, the famously feminist comic and writer stopped short of pegging this year’s edition for its openly misogynistic bent at times as the reason why — declining to call out numbers such as “We Saw Your Boobs” as a reason to skip an Academy Awards host gig.
Tina Fey, often along with Amy Poehler, is sometimes held up as an absolute invalidation of the ideas about women not being funny — and with a strong fan base and string of successes, it seems the actress is a natural choice for the Oscars.
Tina Fey’s “no way” stance was revealed after a bit during the ceremony Sunday — in which Hollywood legend William Shatner referenced her successful Golden Globes turn with Poehler, and suggested the pair as future hosts.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, Fey explained that the awards show hosting biz just isn’t for her. The interviewer mentions the Shatner comment, and asks if Fey is able to host the Oscars, aired on ABC, due to her close NBC ties. (Fey’s 30 Rock and SNL are both NBC properties.)
In response, Fey quips:
“Thank you. It’s an honor to be “Shatnered … No, you can [appear on both ABC and NBC.] But I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman — the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone … no way.”
When Tina Fey’s “no way” registers, the interviewer expresses disappointment, and Fey adds she “[wishes she] could tell you there was [a chance.]“