There is both a Facebook page and a Twitter page dedicated to promoting the idea of NBC late-night star Jimmy Fallon as an Oscar host.
But its hard to imagine ABC letting this happen without a fight.
That's because ABC has its own late night host in Jimmy Kimmel, who competes with Fallon. Kimmel is hosting the Emmy Awards on ABC this year and thus wouldn't be able to do the Oscars anyway, but that doesn't mean the network wants his chief rival to get the gig.
The idea of Fallon as host sprung from Tom Sherak, whose term as president of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Sciences recently ended. Sherak tried to land Fallon as host of the Oscars, along with "Saturday Night Live"and "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" executive producer Lorne Michaels as one of the awards show's producers.
Although ABC's deal with the Academy does not include veto power over the host, its concerns would be listened to closely. After all, the network pays more than $70 million annually for the rights to Hollywood's biggest awards show. It seems unlikely that the Academy would risk alienating ABC and its parent, Walt Disney Co., over Jimmy Fallon.