Organizers of the forthcoming 2009 Academy Awards ceremony have denied British comedian RICKY GERVAIS is to present the event – insisting a host has not been chosen.
Previous stars to front the show include funnyman Chris Rock, TV host Ellen DeGeneres, and comedian Jon Stewart, who compered this year’s (08) event.
And The Office creator Gervais is hotly tipped to be named as host for the next ceremony.
But Larry Mark, a co-producer of the 81st annual event, insists that they have not yet decided on a host.
He tells E! Online, “We haven’t made one single phone call. There has been no reaching out.”
Academy president, Sid Ganis, adds, “We haven’t gotten that far yet. We’re just not there yet.”