LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar organizers on Friday downplayed speculation that former talk show queen and Oscar nominee Oprah Winfrey might be hosting Hollywoods top film honours next year. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Winfrey, who ended the Oprah Winfrey Show in May to run her OWN cable TV network, has emerged as a top candidate to host the Academy Awards in February. The Sun-Times, citing unnamed sources inside the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said organizers think Winfreys presence would expand the shows audience and, given that her talk show ended only recently.