regis.jpgThe Academy peeps announced today that good ol’ Regis Philbin will be hosting the 30-minute red carpet pre-blah-di-blah leading up to the Oscars. Producer Dennis Doty said in a press release:

“Regis is the perfect guy to serve as host. He knows everyone, and everyone loves Regis!” said Doty. “I’m thrilled that he has agreed to be the ringmaster for this year’s extravaganza.”

Evan more thrilled about the news are elderly widows who will finally be able to end their day with Regis’s hilarious antics.