Bring back class: Veteran director Jon Cassar offers constructive advice for Oscars

Jon Cassar is an award-winning Hollywood director/producer whose credits include the TV series “24,” “The Kennedys,” “La Femme Nikita,” and many other shows. He’s also a devoted viewer of the Academy Awards. Like fans of all backgrounds, he was not turned on by Sunday’s Oscars program. Cassar tweeted a series of tips and advice for the producers of the event, which he said lacked class and gravity.

Is anyone in charge listening?

Hear, hear:

Can Jon Cassar be in charge of producing the Oscars next year, please?

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    This guy needs to be in charge next year. If so, then maybe I’ll watch. Now I’d rather just see the list of winners the next morning.

  • Netmilsmom

    Everything has become “Bread and Circuses”.

    • Gary Rudick

      Everything always is “Bread and Circuses”.


  • Maxx

    An four-hour orgy of self-love.

    They might as well all walk down the red carpet in strait jackets.

  • rinodino

    Hollywood has issues. Worrying about the oscars is not one of them

  • Jack Deth


    I do so badly miss the days of Bob Hope and Johnny Carson ramrodding the Oscar shows!!! Since then, it’s been lowest common denominator drivel!

  • Derek117

    Thank you, Jon, for saying what a lot of us have been thinking. Movies ARE a combined effort of creative people and business (often marketing) people. The marketing types have run the Oscar show for the last ten years or so; now, the creative folks deserve a shot.

  • jeffunde

    Nawww, why change, next year they are going to have Rick Gervais host the Oscars, so he can go on his anti-religion rant.

  • Patrick Dennehy

    He’ll never work in that town again…

  • Guest

    Not sure the guy who brought us “24” is in any position to lament anything for having no class/dignity. Pot. Kettle. Black.