And the Oscar (Gig) Goes to ...

It's called an award show, but it's really a TV show--the top-rated entertainment show of the year. And like the nightly news, The Apprentice and NFL Prime Time, the Academy Awards needs a host: someone to set the tone, keep things moving and undercut the sentiment and self-importance of the acceptance speeches. In short, be the person who both represents and mocks the movies on a night when the whole world is paying attention.

This March 5, Jon Stewart will step from behind The Daily Show desk onto the stage of the Kodak Theatre, becoming the first talk-show host to emcee...

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