Oscars 2019: 19-year-old Jacob Staudenmaier petitions to host ceremony, says 'I'll do a better job'
Jacob Staudenmaier , known for (unsuccessfully) asking Emma Stone to the prom — has launched another campaign to host this Oscars 2019.
Though the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that there will be no host for the 2019 Oscars early this month, 19-year-old Jacob Staudenmaier still thinks there is time to save the ceremony, reveals The Hollywood Reporter.
Staudenmaier, who is a student of the Loyola Marymount University, posted a video titled 'Let Jacob Host the Oscars 2019' on his Twitter account. In the clip, he presents a case for himself stating why is he the best fit for the role. He is seen walking down the streets of Los Angles, holding the placard sign that reads “@ACADEMY: LET ME HOST THE OSCARS."
Staudenmaier has also launched a Change.org petition to gain supporters on his campaign. “The 2019 Oscars are in chaos. I have come to save the day. Jimmy Kimmel was the host for the past two years, so it's only right that I host it this year. And I'll do a better job too," reads the plea.
— Jacob Staudenmaier (@upsettrout) February 13, 2019
Staudenmaier is also known for staging a viral campaign in 2017 with an extravagant, La La Land-themed video asking actress Emma Stone to his high school prom, which, she politely declined.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Staudenmaier said, "In no real way do I have anything against Jimmy Kimmel," adding, "I always thought that was kind of a funny thing, that he kind of called me out on national TV. ... I guess it was just kind of me trying to shoot back at him in some way."
(With inputs from Asian News International)
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