Caitlyn Jenner Jokes About Hosting The Golden Globes, But Here's Why It Really Could Happen
While I have never hosted an award show before, I did emcee my fifth grade talent show, and let me tell you, it ain’t easy. So I can say with the utmost certainty that hosting something like the Golden Globes is almost an Olympic feat. But it appears that Caitlyn Jenner is up to the challenge. Jenner said that she'd be interested in hosting the Golden Globes next year, as a cheeky, but also possibly serious, comeback to the jokes Ricky Gervais told at her expense while he was hosting the show this year.
Jenner said at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, "I think what I’m gonna do call is call the Golden Globes and see if they need a new host for next year."
While we all talk a good game when we’re in an argument in an effort to win it, I get the feeling that this is not just talk. Jenner’s assertion that she could host the Golden Globes isn’t an empty threat and I’ll tell you why— she can do it. I'm not saying that she should or that I’d prefer her over comedians like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler or Ellen DeGeneres, but I have to admit that she does have the credentials. If she hosted the night may not be a total laugh fest, but honestly, was it this year? Laughs or not, the Olympian and reality star has been in the spotlight for most of her life, and a job like this would be just another day in the office for her.
1. She's Proven She Can Command An Audience
Quite effortlessly, in fact.
2. She Can Work A Camera
I mean, who in the extended Kardashian family can't?
3. She Has A Vocal Fan Base
She won Social Media Queen at the Teen Choice Awards. Major fan base = viewers.
4. She's Got Guts
And a job like hosting the Globes takes bravery.
5. She's Actually Willing
As it certainly seemed like Gervais wasn't.
6. She's Engaging
As the impending arrival of Season 2 of I Am Cait would suggest.
7. She's Fallible & She Knows It
Jenner is far from perfect. In their article about her TCA comment, Deadline recalled her interview with Ellen DeGeneres where she claimed she was not in support of gay marriage and then her subsequent revelation in which she said, "After hearing from my gay friends and learning more about the hardships they faced because of discrimination, it became clear to me that everyone should be able to marry the person they love."
The point is, at least the trans activist is open to criticism and she's learning. Meaning, she won't just self-importantly shoot people down the whole time. Not that I'm naming any names...
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