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Betty White fans want icon to host next year’s Oscars

Hollywoodnews.com: The tidal wave of Betty White love continues to crash in waves upon Hollywood’s golden shores.

Not content with the knowledge that the tech-savvy supporters won White the chance to host “Saturday Night Live,” fans now have created a Facebook page lobbying for White to host the Oscars, according to the BBC.

And why not? White powered “SNL” to its highest ratings since November 2008. And while critics hurled daggers at the show’s writers — who repeatedly went blue by making White say all kinds of dirty things — they had nothing but wonderful things to say about the 88-year-old comedian.

The BBC says White “has not yet indicated whether she would like to host the Oscars.” We think she’d be an inspired choice, providing she feels up to the challenge. Next year’s Academy Awards ceremony is due to take place on Feb. 27.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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