Seth MacFarlane Says There is “No Way” He’ll Host Again
There’s been no shortage of controversy following the 2013 Oscars, most of it dealing with host Seth MacFarlane‘s particular brand of comedy, which is either hilariously crude or mean-spirited and misogynistic, depending on who you ask. But with ratings higher than last year’s ceremony (40.3 million people tuned in to watch ‘Argo‘ win Best Picture), you’d wonder if the Academy would decide that further outcry was worth it and ask the ‘Family Guy‘ creator back for a second time. However, MacFarlane himself preemptively answered that question on Twitter.
Here’s what he had to say when a fan asked him if he’d be willing to return:
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 26, 2013
An amiable and diplomatic response for sure, but the fact that he retweeted another user who was criticizing the press for criticizing MacFarlane (“Why Seth MacFarlane’s Oscars were mean spirited and misogynistic, coming up next after our review of the worst dressed women“) lends the Tweet a subtle note of frustration. It’s easy to imagine MacFarlane rolling his eyes and saying something along the lines of “I’m a wildly successful TV creator and filmmaker! I don’t need this!” Possibly to his cat.
With MacFarlane removing himself from the running, we can all start wondering who’s going to host the 86th annual Academy Awards this time next year. Our choice is obvious (especially since MacFarlane name-dropped them during this year’s show): Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who transformed the usually dull Golden Globes into must-see TV. What do you think? Chime in with who you want to see host the Oscars in the comments below!