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Sacha Baron Cohen: Rejected Oscar host contender

19 February 2010 11:44 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Picture it: British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is picked to host the Oscars.

The big pre-Oscar buzz is, will he appear as himself, or one of his infamous alter egos? Will Ali G, Borat or Bruno be our source of entertainment for the night? Will Cohen pull another MTV Movie Awards stunt and *gasp* descend bare-bottomed on top of George Clooney's head?

Oscar producer Adam Shankman thinks that kind of speculation might be one of the reasons the Academy gave a resounding "No" to his and co-producer Bill Mechanic's first pick.

"The Academy swatted it down," says Shankman. "They thought it was too big of a wild card."

Shankman fessed up about his original host pick for this year's Oscars on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" Thursday night.

Unfortunately for all you Cohen fans, the Academy doesn't tend to like the host overshadowing the nominees. Furthermore, it's not »


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