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The Oscars Are Officially Happening March 27th, at the Dolby Theater, with A HOST, and Glenn Weiss Directing


The Oscars are happening, officially. And there will be a host, as announced this morning by ABC.

Award winning director Glenn Weiss will be at the helm on March 27th. The show returns to the Dolby Theater at Hollywood and Highland.

Omicron be damned! Full speed ahead. I don’t care if we have to wear hazmat suits! Of course everyone will have to be vaxxed and masked.

Will Packer is producer. Now who is the host? Please, Academy, get a host. Get Jimmy Kimmel. Include all the songs. Do a tribute to Marvel and have all the super heroes on stage. Have all three Spider Men appear throughout the show. Don’t have the evening end with “Drive My Car” getting Best Picture.

Anyway, we’re back!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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