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Can we please just let Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Oscars next year?

In case you missed the 17-hour Oscars broadcast on Sunday night, here are the cliff notes:

Can we please just let Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Oscars next year?

This image released by NBC shows co-hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler on stage during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)
This image released by NBC shows co-hosts Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler on stage during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater) ASSOCIATED PRESS

In case you missed the 17-hour Oscars broadcast on Sunday night, here are the cliff notes:

  • Seth MacFarlane wasn't impressive.
  • Life of Pi won a lot of things.
  • Adele sang.
  • JENNIFER LAWRENCE WON, SO ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama announced that Argo won Best Picture.
  • Ben Affleck's Beard stood next to George Clooney's Beard and gave an impassioned, frantic, reflective acceptance speech.
  • Fin.

The issue we need to discuss, though, is that first bullet. MacFarlane wasn't impressive and that surprised no one, including the host himself. His opening monologue was self-involved and seemingly eternal. And the worst part was that everyone in America knows who should have been up there instead.

Even MacFarlane couldn't make it through his opening remarks without Wlliam Shatner referencing how incredible Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were at the Golden Globes this year. In case you forgot how awesome they were, go ahead and take a few minutes to remind yourself.

The biggest complaint about Tina and Amy's performance was that after their killer monologue, they basically disappeared, spare for when Poehler showed up on George Clooney's lap later in the evening.

Seriously, everyone raved about their performance at the Globes.

See? Everyone.

No one liked Seth MacFarlane's performance last night and it's time we organize and do something about it. No more shall we sit back as the Academy trots out stoned James Franco to introduce presenters. No more shall we idle as host after host falls flat or tries too hard.

By signing this petition, you're vocalizing our shared belief that we all deserve a better class of Oscar hosts. By signing this petition, you're imploring the Obama administration to step up to the plate to do what's right. By signing this petition, you're taking a stand against mediocrity on Hollywood's biggest night; you're asking to have Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host of the 2014 Oscars.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for you. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for me. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for America.

Mike Bertha Philly.com
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