Seth MacFarlane to Host the Oscars: Worst Pick for Academy Awards Host?
Did you catch MacFarlane hosting "SNL" a couple of weeks ago? Were you terribly impressed? Neither were we ... which is why we are a little concerned that the "Family Guy" creator will be hosting the Oscars in 2013.
James Franco and Anne Hathaway
Franco and Hathaway were supposed to host a "younger, hipper" Oscars two years ago, but their efforts fell flat, with Hathaway trying too hard and Franco not trying hard enough.
When people think of bad Oscar hosts, they think of Letterman’s "Oprah, Uma" routine in 1995.
In 1959, the show ended with 20 minutes of airtime left to fill. Lewis urged the cast to "Keep on singing!" a rendition of "No Business Like Show Business," then tried (and failed) to ad lib the rest of the show.
Was the Academy really so desperate in 1958 that the best they could come up with was Donald Duck to co-host the show?
In 2005, Rock seemed to forget that he was hosting a party that honors Hollywood. He questioned the acting ability of Jude Law (Sean Penn jumped to Law's defense), and said that some of the nominated films "sucked."
The Washington Post said Stewart "did only a fair-to-middling job, mostly middling" as host of the 2008 Oscars.
"It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars," MacFarlane, 38, said in a statement. "My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast."
The Charlie Sheen joke is a little taste of what MacFarlane will bring to the Oscars. Meaning, the show could be irreverent, fresher, younger and hipper (like James Franco and Anne Hathaway were supposed to be), or it could fall flat with most viewers.
The 85th Academy Awards will air on ABC on Feb. 24. In the meantime, click through our slideshow and let us know: From MacFarlane to Francaway to David Letterman, who was the worst choice for Academy Awards host?
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