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Can Facebook Turn Betty White Into an Oscar Host?

May 12, 2010 | 3:04am EDT

Betty WhiteBetty White is coming off a highly successful -- and highly rated -- stint on Saturday Night Live. Could her next hosting gig be the Academy Awards?

That’s what multiple Facebook groups are hoping for. The “Betty White to Host the Oscars” group has amassed over 9,500 members, while “Getting Betty White to Host the Acdemy Awards” is liked by more than 45,000. How long can viewership-hungry Oscar producers ignore what the people want?

It wouldn’t be the craziest thing to see the Betty White Facebook campaign gain some traction: The social networking site did lead to her first-ever SNL appearance over the weekend, and, seriously, is there anyone more popular right now than the 88-year-old actress?

The next Academy Awards telecast will air Feb. 27, 2011.

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