Betty White for the Academy Awards?

Actress Betty White attends the TIME 100 gala celebrating the 100 most influential people, at the Time Warner Center, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

May 13, 2010 8:18:03 AM PDT
Facebook fans brought Betty White to "Saturday Night Live," and now they've got their eyes on the Oscars. A page on the social networking website, called Official Page for Getting Betty White to Host the Academy Awards, has collected more than 56,000 fans.

One commenter wrote that "Betty White would be one of the best hosts ever!!!!!"

But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it isn't ready to let Facebook make casting decisions for film's biggest night.

Spokeswoman Leslie Unger says the academy plans to continue with its protocol of allowing the producers to select the host that will best serve the show they're trying to put together.


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