Gadsby’s Oscar buzz
AUSSIE comedian Hannah Gadsby has emerged as a contender to host the Oscars.
US movie star Kevin Hart quit the gig after controversy over homophobic tweets in the past, leaving the Motion Picture Academy scrambling to find a replacement.
Gadsby, pictured, who is from Tasmania, was one of a number of suggestions put forward by Variety yesterday.
Gadsby’s comedy features strong social commentary on a number of LGBTQ issues, and she is openly lesbian, which would provide a robust contrast to Hart.
The last Australian to host the Oscars was Hugh Jackman in 2009. Paul Hogan did it in 1987.