Join FandangoVIP for a chance to win.

Don't forget to join during checkout - it's free!



Not a member? Join now or during checkout - it's free!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 10:00 a.m. PT on 7/19/16 and ends at 10:00 a.m. PT on 7/28/16. Open to legal residents of 49 states of the U.S. & D.C. (void in RI, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories, possessions and overseas military installations), 18 or older (or age of majority in jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older) with active email account and Internet access as of 7/19/16. Odds of winning dependent upon total number of eligible entries received. 1-Grand Prize: round-trip economy class airfare for Grand Prize Winner and up to three (3) guests to Los Angeles (ARV $1,500), two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations at nearby hotel (“Hotel”) (ARV: $1,600), four (4) box seats to Alabama Shakes on 8/10 at the Greek Theatre (ARV: $500), four (4) passes for entrance to the Redwood Hospitality Deck at the Greek Theatre (ARV: $200), four (4) passes to the Fandango VIP lounge at the Greek Theatre (ARV: $200), Alabama Shakes merchandise at the Greek Theatre (ARV: $100), ground transportation to and from the Hotel to the Greek Theatre (ARV: $100), and a $200 VISA Gift Card (ARV: $200). (Total ARV of Grand Prize, $4,400 USD). See Official Rules at for complete prize details. Sponsor: Fandango Media, LLC. See full Official Rules for complete prize details, retail values and free alternate methods of entry. Sponsor: Fandango Media, LLC. I understand and agree to the Official Rules. By entering the sweepstakes, I agree to receive occasional email communications from Fandango Fanmail and Fandango Family Fanmail in accordance with Fandango's Privacy Policy. I may unsubscribe at any time.

Frontrunners News

Should Jimmy Fallon Host Next Year's Academy Awards?

The onset of the annual Oscar season means that multiple movies with Academy Award aspirations head to theaters for voters (and audience members) to view, judge and eventually reward. But with each new Oscar season comes the pressing debate that has puzzled the film industry for years: 
Who should host the Academy Awards? 
It has become a controversial debate in recent seasons. There was that time Eddie Murphy was ready to host … until his producer, Brett Ratner, made derogatory statements in the press and was pressured to stand down. Oscar veteran Billy Crystal rode to the rescue, but the Academy has struggled to find the right host for its venerable ceremony. Remember the tag team of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin? How about the Anne Hathaway-James Franco pairing?  
Reports circulating now say that the Academy is considering former Saturday Night Live news anchor and current late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon for next year’s gig. Fallon’s name isn’t synonymous with the movies, though he appeared in Almost Famous, Taxi, Whip It and Fever Pitch, with Drew Barrymore. 
Fallon, instead, brings awards shows history, having hosted the 2005 MTV Movie Awards and the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2010. This, in addition to his nightly hosting gig on his NBC talk show. Those credentials helped Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart and, yes, even David Letterman when they took a crack at hosting the Oscars. Could they work in Fallon’s favor, as well?
Nothing is set in stone. In fact, the most recent news we’re hearing from The Los Angeles Times is that ABC –the Oscars’ home TV network – isn’t thrilled with the potential hire, primarily because Fallon’s an NBC guy (and he would bring his SNL producer, Lorne Michaels, along for the ride if the deal goes through).  
But what do you think? Is Jimmy Fallon a good suggestion for next year’s Oscar host? Why, or why not? Let us know!
Follow along on Twitter @Sean_OConnell and @Fandango
Like it? Share it:

Next Article by Erik Davis

You Pick the Box Office Winner: Can 'Total Recall' Erase 'The Dark Knight Rises' from Atop the Box Office Charts?

You Pick the Box Office Winner: Can 'Total Recall' Erase 'The Dark Knight Rises' from Atop the Box Office Charts?

Send Me FanText

Thanks for signing up!

By entering your mobile number and clicking "Sign me up!" you consent to our Terms and Policies and Privacy Policy and authorize Fandango and its service providers to deliver FanTexts and other promotional texts to your mobile phone using automated technology. Text marketing authorization is not required for any purchase from Fandango. Message and data rates may apply. We will not send more than 5 msgs/month. YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME BY TEXTING "STOP" TO "FNDGO" (36346).