As with every year, the Toronto International Film Festival marks the unofficial start of awards season; Memorial Day for Oscar enthusiasts. Today the festival announced its lineup and it should be a veritable parade of stars looking to kick-start their Oscar campaigns.
Last night, Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show before taking a three-month hiatus to film his directorial debut, Rosewater, starring Gael García Bernal. All Stewart wanted was to say a heartfelt goodbye, but his replacement, John Oliver, just couldn’t help himself.
Oliver’s fist show as host will be this coming Monday, June 10.
This summer, Jon Stewart will take a three-month hiatus from hosting The Daily Show in order to film Rosewater, a passion project based on journalist Maziar Bahari’s memoir Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival. The film tells the story of Bahari, who traveled to Iran in 2009 to cover the nation’s…