Ladies, You Can Breathe A Sigh Of Relief: Seth MacFarlane Won’t Host the Oscars Again
3:45 pm, February 26th | by Colette McIntyre
When asked by a fan on Twitter last night whether he would consider hosting the Oscars again, Seth MacFarlane announced that he was done with hosting duties for good. “No way,” he responded. “Lotta fun to have done it, though.”
[SPIT-TAKE] WHAT?! Seth! Sethy! Sethy Mac! My lil’ Seth Seth MacFarfel! How could you say that? You’re just going to abandon Hollywood after all the uncomfortable laughs, audible groans, and glacial stares (looking at you, Tommy Lee Jones) you shared? But — But — But — ButButButuBut— you’re the only one who has ever made fun of women and minorities, ever, in the history of the world! What will the Oscars be without your ingenuity? Won’t somebody think about
the children the actresses’ boobs that we will have seen by 2014?! WHO WILL SING THEIR SONG?!
LOL JK. I am delighted that Seth Macfarlane won’t return to host the Oscars. I will never forgive the Academy for interspersing beautiful, queenly moments like Babs, in her ren-faire finest, singing “The Way We Were” with torturous comedic bits straight out of the Pi Kappa Alpha variety show. Seth Macfarlane looks like three first-graders stacked on top of each other’s shoulders in a man suit and he shouldn’t be hosting the Oscars. The End.
My opinion aside, Macfarlane’s announcement is a bit of a surprise. Despite the vocal criticism — and oh, there was criticism, preliminary Nielsen data showed that 40.5 million viewers turned in to watch Sunday’s Oscarcast. That’s a three percent rise from 2012′s numbers. Perhaps more important to Oscar big wigs was the show’s performance in the highly coveted demo of adults under 50: in that particular area, viewership grew by eleven percent. Overall, a MacFarlane-helmed Oscars had the most adult viewers under 35 since 2007, when Ellen DeGeneres hosted.
There’s only one way that next year’s Oscars can compete with those numbers: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler 2014!