Barry Jenkins Wants To See Oprah Winfrey Host The 2019 Oscars

Barry Jenkins revealed who he thinks should host the 2019 Oscars as he appeared on Monday’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Global.

The 39-year-old, whose film “Moonlight” was involved in the now-infamous Oscars mix-up in 2017, told the host: “I think Oprah would be an amazing host for the Oscars.”

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He added, “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.”

Kevin Hart recently stepped down from his hosting duties after an array of controversial tweets resurfaced online.

Jenkins also opened up about his latest movie “If Beale Street Could Talk”, which was recently nominated for Best Picture and Best Screenplay Golden Globes.

The director insisted he wrote both “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Moonlight” in just six weeks, telling Colbert: “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.”

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As Colbert insisted he was shocked at how little time it took, Jenkins replied: “I had no life, I had no friends, I had no e-mail, I had nothing.”

Tune-in to Global’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” weeknights at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, and watch full episodes online here.

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