TIME: What innovations are you and producer Gil Cates planning for th[e 2006] show?
SG: Having Jon Stewart as host is one innovation that I'm excited about. When I got the job as head of the Academy in August and called my wife to tell her, the first words out of her mouth were: "Get Jon Stewart." Much of our viewership doesn't know him because his show is on Comedy Central. But he's very funny, extremely intelligent and friendly.
An interview with Jon Stewart