The Oscars will look to 30 Rock creator Tina Fey and shout, “Save us!” And she will whisper, “No.”
Fey and Amy Poehler’s winning turn at this year’s Golden Globes has led legions of fans — including thousands of EW readers — to speculate about how great it would be if one or both took their sister act all the way to next year’s Oscars ceremony. Unfortunately, Fey has no intention of fulfilling our dreams.
“I just feel like that gig is so hard,” she told the Huffington Post yesterday. “Especially for, like, a woman — the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone … no way.” When pressed, Fey wouldn’t even say that there’s a “one in a million chance” of her taking the stage at the Academy Awards: “I wish I could tell you there was,” she said, killing us softly with her words.
As disappointing as it may be, Fey’s decision is also understandable. Oscar hosts are heavily scrutinized even under the best of circumstances; yesterday, Seth MacFarlane said “no way” to hosting again and even compared the gig to the Star Trek universe’s unwinnable Kobayashi Maru test.
Still, though, fans of funny ladies shouldn’t lose faith — at least Amy Poehler hasn’t yet shot down the idea of taking MacFarlane’s place one year from now. Help us, Amy! You’re our only hope!