The 160,000-member union said it was responding to widespread reports in Hollywood that the Academy was pressuring actors not to appear or present at award ceremonies other than the Oscars, which take place on Feb. 24.
The SAG statement was issued as the Academy is still without a host for the Oscars just six weeks ahead of the ceremony and is looking for big name presenters to draw in viewers.
I have a suggestion.
President Trump should be the host.
a. The rating would go through the roof, without a doubt it would be the highest rated and most watched Oscar show ever.
b. It would interject a friendly note that has been missing since Donald Trump is or was on first name basis with most of the Hollywood stars.
c. They’re all planning to talk about him on stage anyway.
d. He’ll bring Melania. So there will be at least one beautiful woman there to remind us what grace and style used to look like. In contrast to the under-dressed posers on the red carpet.
e. The YouTube clips of Donald Trump roasting the self important that night will be on par with the best moments of the Bob Hope era.