What Might Brett Ratner Do for the Academy Awards?

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: General view of atmosphere at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Brett Ratner Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/2009 Getty Images

Now that we've had some time to digest the idea that Brett Ratner will be producing the Academy Awards — a job he once told us was thankless — it's time to wonder what kind of Ratner effect we'll see on the ceremonies themselves. Will he be able to lure his elusive Rush Hour star Chris Tucker to the Oscarcast somehow? Can he reconcile his heterosexuality with a ceremony that's often heavy on musical numbers and Bruce Vilanch? Might his worship of Old Hollywood figures like Warren Beatty and Robert Evans come in handy? And does this open the door to a hyperkinetic 2013 Oscar ceremony helmed by Michael Bay? Give us your brainstorms, your fears, and your guesses on who Ratner might pick to host the damn thing.