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Shouldn't everyone want to go to the Oscars?
From the outside looking in, appearing on the Academy Awards as a presenter must seem like a dream gig. I mean, who doesn't want to go to the Oscars and walk the red carpet? Who doesn't want to appear on live television to over 100 million people around the globe with a chance to be mocked and criticized by critics in numerous languages? It should be an honor to appear on the pinnacle of awards shows, right? Well, the sad truth is finding presenters is the most difficult part of producing an Academy Awards show. There is a lot of begging, politicking and "Hey, you're gonna be there anyway" to get a star-filled program. That being said, many of this year's returning presenters (Tina Fey, Ben Stiller) know they can provide some of the show's funniest moments and if they present it gives them brownie points to get out of an even less thankful job, hosting. So, before you watch the Academy Awards on Sunday let's find out how and why this year's presenters made it to the big show.