The Oscars might actually be worth watching this year! Ricky Gervais, the hilarious Emmy-winning actor from Extras, is in negotiations to host this year.
That would be the second Brit to take over hosting duties in one award season! Word on the street is, Oscar producers were so impressed with his bit with Steve Carell at Sunday's Emmys that they're exploring having him host Hollywood's biggest night of 2009.
Besides Extras, Ricky has racked up a bunch of movie credits, including Ghost Town, directing This Side Of Truth, and his own comedy special on HBO that starts in November. What do you think about the possibility of Rick hosting next year's Oscars?