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Barry Jenkins Thinks Oprah Should Be Host for Oscars 2019!

Barry Jenkins Thinks Oprah Should Be Host for Oscars 2019!

Barry Jenkins stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night (December 17) to dish about his latest film If Beale Street Could Talk, which has been nominated for Best Picture and Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes.

“I wrote the screen play for If Beale Street Could Talk at the same time that I wrote the script for Moonlight, I took a trip to Europe in the summer of 2013 and I wrote both screenplays,” the 39-year-old Oscar-winning writer-director revealed. “I didn’t even have the rights to the novel when I adapted it. I had no life, I had no friends, I had no e-mail, I had nothing.”

Stephen then asked if Barry had a suggestion for hosting duties for the 2019 Oscars.

“I think Oprah would be an amazing host for the Oscars,” Barry said. “It’d be like ‘you get a car, you get a car’ but like ‘you get an Oscar, you get an Oscar.’ It would be amazing.”


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Credit: Scott Kowalchyk; Photos: CBS
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