Oprah Winfrey is the hot favourite to host this year's Tony awards.The US talk show host, who is also tipped to scoop a nomination for co-producing hit musical 'The Colour Purple', has been approached by organisers to front the event, according to the New York Post.However, Oprah is said to be reluctant to accept the offer because she fears any involvement would look bad if she won on the night.In the past, former hosts Matthew Broderick and Hugh Jackman have both presented the awards while being nominated at the same time.Hollywood favourite Billy Crystal is also on the organisers' wish list to present the show, which celebrates its 60th birthday this year.Other names rumoured to be in line to host the prestigious ceremony include former hosts Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury and Rosie O'Donnell.

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