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« on: October 02, 2012, 03:09:59 AM »

http://news.sky.com/story/991918/oscars-family-guy-creator-named-as-host

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The creator of cult TV cartoon Family Guy has been revealed as the host of the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

Seth MacFarlane was announced as the choice by first-time Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who said they were "thrilled" about their choice.

"His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh," the new producers said in a statement.


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This is his first time hosting the Academy Awards and he called the opportunity "an overwhelming privilege".

"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," he said.

Nominations for the 85th annual Oscars will be announced on January 10 - nearly a week earlier than traditionally revealed and ahead of the Golden Globe Awards - with the ceremony being held on February 24.

The 2012 event was hosted by veteran compere Billy Crystal, who was brought back when 2011's ratings dived 9% after it was co-hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco.
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 05:42:45 AM »

I have a feeling he won't be invited back.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 05:43:27 AM »

Quote from: SkyLander on October 02, 2012, 05:42:45 AM

I have a feeling he won't be invited back.

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 12:33:52 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on October 02, 2012, 05:43:27 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on October 02, 2012, 05:42:45 AM

I have a feeling he won't be invited back.

why?

Because he might actually be funny.  That seems to be the trend.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 12:40:15 PM »

This was flabbergasting news to me at first.  Just so out of left field, but they will be bringing in an audience that they wouldn't normally get, and it'll be younger, too.

I imagine his recent stint hosting SNL helped with this deal.  He was surprisingly good.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 01:42:18 PM »

It's more along the lines that McFarlane isn't one to shy away from his opinions, figured he could do something similar to what Ricky Gervais did.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 04:12:55 PM »

So how long before he tries to make it a song and dance number? I hope not as that live show he put on was awful.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 04:19:33 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on October 02, 2012, 12:33:52 PM

Because he might actually be funny. 

Unlike Kimmel on the Emmys?
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 04:03:36 PM »

good pick - totally different venue i know, but during the roast he did he showed that he can really capture a room and mc an event

plus the guy just ooooozes showmanship and "flow" - these be fightin' words but if he were given a late night show wed see the second coming of dick clark
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 06:41:31 AM »

Oscar night,da da da da da daa Oscar night
I think it's good to see that the host Seth McFarlane is also nominated for an Oscar with 'The Achievement for music in a motion picture' with Ted,has that ever happened before,where the Host is also nominated?


Oscar Nominations
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Best Motion Picture of the Year
Nominees:
Amour (2012): To Be Determined
Argo (2012): Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012): Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald
Django Unchained (2012): Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone
Les Misérables (2012): Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi (2012): Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark
Lincoln (2012): Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison


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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominees:
Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (2012)
Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables (2012)
Joaquin Phoenix for The Master (2012)
Denzel Washington for Flight (2012/I)

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nominees:
Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Emmanuelle Riva for Amour (2012)
Quvenzhané Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Naomi Watts for The Impossible (2012)

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominees:
Alan Arkin for Argo (2012)
Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master (2012)
Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln (2012)
Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained (2012)


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Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominees:
Amy Adams for The Master (2012)
Sally Field for Lincoln (2012)
Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012)
Helen Hunt for The Sessions (2012)
Jacki Weaver for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)


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Best Achievement in Directing
Nominees:
Michael Haneke for Amour (2012)
Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012)
David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (2012)
Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)


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Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Nominees:
Amour (2012): Michael Haneke
Django Unchained (2012): Quentin Tarantino
Flight (2012/I): John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom (2012): Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Mark Boal


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Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Nominees:
Argo (2012): Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012): Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Life of Pi (2012): David Magee
Lincoln (2012): Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook (2012): David O. Russell


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Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Nominees:
Brave (2012): Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie (2012): Tim Burton
ParaNorman (2012): Sam Fell, Chris Butler
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012): Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph (2012): Rich Moore


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Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominees:
Amour (2012)(Austria)
War Witch (2012)(Canada)
No (2012/I)(Chile)
A Royal Affair (2012)(Denmark)
Kon-Tiki (2012)(Norway)


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Best Achievement in Cinematography
Nominees:
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained (2012): Robert Richardson
Life of Pi (2012): Claudio Miranda
Lincoln (2012): Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall (2012): Roger Deakins


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Best Achievement in Editing
Nominees:
Argo (2012): William Goldenberg
Life of Pi (2012): Tim Squyres
Lincoln (2012): Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor


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Best Achievement in Production Design
Nominees:
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright
Les Misérables (2012): Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi (2012): David Gropman, Anna Pinnock
Lincoln (2012): Rick Carter, Jim Erickson


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Best Achievement in Costume Design
Nominees:
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables (2012): Paco Delgado
Lincoln (2012): Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White (2012/I): Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012): Colleen Atwood


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Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominees:
Hitchcock (2012): Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): Peter King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane
Les Misérables (2012): Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell


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Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Nominees:
Anna Karenina (2012/I): Dario Marianelli
Argo (2012): Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi (2012): Mychael Danna
Lincoln (2012): John Williams
Skyfall (2012): Thomas Newman


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Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Nominees:
Chasing Ice (2012): J. Ralph("Before My Time")
Les Misérables (2012): Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer("Suddenly")
Life of Pi (2012): Mychael Danna, Bombay Jayshree("Pi's Lullaby")
Skyfall (2012): Adele, Paul Epworth("Skyfall")
Ted (2012): Walter Murphy, Seth MacFarlane("Everybody Needs a Best Friend")


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Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Nominees:
Argo (2012): John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, José Antonio García
Les Misérables (2012): Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes
Life of Pi (2012): Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Drew Kunin
Lincoln (2012): Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Ron Judkins
Skyfall (2012): Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Stuart Wilson


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Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Nominees:
Argo (2012): Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained (2012): Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi (2012): Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton
Skyfall (2012): Per Hallberg, Karen M. Baker
Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Paul N.J. Ottosson


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Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Nominees:
Avengers Assemble (2012): Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Daniel Sudick
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
Life of Pi (2012): Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott
Prometheus (2012/I): Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012): Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Phil Brennan, Neil Corbould, Michael Dawson


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Best Documentary, Features
Nominees:
5 Broken Cameras (2011): Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
The Gatekeepers (2012): To Be Determined
How to Survive a Plague (2012): To Be Determined
The Invisible War (2012): To Be Determined
Searching for Sugar Man (2012): To Be Determined


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Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Nominees:
Inocente (2012): Sean Fine, Andrea Nix
Kings Point (2012): Sari Gilman, Jedd Wider
Mondays at Racine (2012): Cynthia Wade, Robin Honan
Open Heart (2013): Kief Davidson, Cori Shepherd Stern
Redemption (2012/V): Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill


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Best Short Film, Animated
Nominees:
Adam and Dog (2011): Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole (2012): PES
Head Over Heels (2012): Timothy Reckart, Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Paperman (2012): John Kahrs
The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare (2012): David Silverman


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Best Short Film, Live Action
Nominees:
Asad (2012): Bryan Buckley, Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys (2012): Sam French, Ariel Nasr
Curfew (2012/I): Shawn Christensen
Dood van een Schaduw (2012): Tom Van Avermaet, Ellen De Waele
Henry (2011/III): Yan England
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 07:03:36 AM »

Norwegian media is going nuts over the nomination of Kon-Tiki for best foreign film. Goes to show just how little quality cinema Norway produces.
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013, 02:09:44 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 11, 2013, 06:41:31 AM

Oscar night,da da da da da daa Oscar night
I think it's good to see that the host Seth McFarlane is also nominated for an Oscar with 'The Achievement for music in a motion picture' with Ted,has that ever happened before,where the Host is also nominated?


Six times, most recently with James Franco.

He's in elite company with the likes of Paul Hogan.

Only David Niven has hosted and won.
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2013, 11:53:18 PM »

Paul Hogan has hosted the Oscars?...Strewth,that Aussie streak in the 80s really must of been big in the U.S.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2013, 11:47:32 AM »

if this is true,i think this would be the highlight of the awards for me

In case you didn't know,the Oscars are having a presentation on James Bond with it being 50 years old,its just going to be a 4 minutes segment


Rumour has it though....that the Academy bosses are trying to get Sean Connery to appear with Roger Moore,George Lazenby,Timothy Dalton,Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig up on stage
http://tvguide.co.uk/storydetail.asp?id=23627&catid=2
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Thu 10 Jan 10:00am,Sir Sean Connery may join other James Bond actors in a tribute to the secret agent at the Oscars.
Academy bosses are hoping to coax the film legend out of retirement to join fellow 007 stars - including current Bond actor Daniel Craig, Sir Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan - on stage at next month's ceremony in a four-minute celebration to mark 50 years of the film franchise.

Landing the 82-year-old actor - who starred in the very first film featuring the suave MI6 agent, 1962's 'Dr. No' - would be a major coup as he has previously turned down previous offers to unite the actors due to his 40-year feud with producers over his salary and treatment while making seven of the 23 Bond films.
The latest offer is said to be a ''different proposition'', with an Oscars insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Sir Sean has been invited to take to the stage along with Daniel and the other 007s. As yet, we've not had a no from him. Normally he is quick to turn things down.
''Sean's relationship with the Oscars is good and we're hoping he'll appear. His issues with the Bond producers are not our business and we hope he will overlook that as we pay tribute to what he has done.''


Producers are also planning to have singer Adele perform her hit song 'Skyfall' - taken from the latest Bond film of the same name - at the 85th annual Academy Awards on February 24.
'Skyfall' became the first film in the franchise's 50-year history to gross $1 billion worldwide, and the song is expected to receive a Best Original Song nod when nominations are announced later today (10.01.13).
The source added: ''We're very close to getting Adele to talk to us about a performance too. Until she is officially nominated this week for the best film song Oscar, we can't invite her.''



How great would that be?,and lets be honest here,it may be the last chance we get of seeing all Bonds together
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 02:56:59 PM »

the BAFTAs was last night,here are the winners

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Best Film Argo
Best Director Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Best Original Screenplay Django Unchained
Best Adapted Screenplay Silver Linings Playbook
Best British Film Skyfall
Best Film Not in the English Language Amour
Best Animated Film Brave
Best Documentary Searching for Sugar Man
Best Editing William Goldenberg, Argo
Best Costume Design Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Best Cinematography Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi
Best Original Music Thomas Newman, Skyfall
Best Make-Up & Hair Lisa Wescott, Les Misérables
Best Visual Effects Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi
Best Production Design Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson, Les Misérables
Best Sound Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst, Les Misérables
Best British Debut Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis, The Imposter
Orange Rising Star Award Juno Temple
Best Animated Short The Making of Longbird
Best Live-Action Short Swimmer
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2013, 06:58:51 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on October 02, 2012, 04:19:33 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on October 02, 2012, 12:33:52 PM

Because he might actually be funny. 

Unlike Kimmel on the Emmys?

We need more hosts like Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. Someone needs to have the guts to mock these celebrities to their face.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2013, 09:43:57 PM »

Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

THIS.
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2013, 09:45:25 PM »

Quote from: Purge on February 11, 2013, 09:43:57 PM

Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

THIS.
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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2013, 10:16:06 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on February 11, 2013, 06:58:51 PM

We need more hosts like Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. Someone needs to have the guts to mock these celebrities to their face.

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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2013, 01:29:26 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 11, 2013, 10:16:06 PM

Quote from: Moliere on February 11, 2013, 06:58:51 PM

We need more hosts like Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. Someone needs to have the guts to mock these celebrities to their face.

agreed.

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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2013, 02:45:30 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 24, 2013, 01:29:26 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 11, 2013, 10:16:06 PM

Quote from: Moliere on February 11, 2013, 06:58:51 PM

We need more hosts like Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. Someone needs to have the guts to mock these celebrities to their face.

agreed.

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Do you think Daniel Day-Lewis will be the first to win 3 Best Actor Oscars?

Yes.

Also, hooray for his speech.  And Shirley Fucking Bassey.  And Grey Poupon
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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2013, 03:03:19 PM »

I haven't yet heard what the final death toll was for the bomb that was dropped in that theater last night.
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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2013, 04:13:17 PM »

Grey Poupon should host next year. Then it might be funny.
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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2013, 04:23:50 PM »

I thought he did great. First time I've laughed at an Oscars broadcast in years, possibly ever.
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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2013, 05:07:55 PM »

I wouldn't go that far (he was better than Whoopie), but some of his misses were just as big orbigger than his hits.  That Abe Lincoln joke wasn't funny because it was offensive, it was offensive because it wasn't funny, for example.  Which they knew because of the follow up remark they had ready to go.

OTOH, "We Saw Your Boobs" was hilarious.
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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2013, 05:10:50 PM »

The parts I saw were not funny to me. I figured they just told McFarlane to tone it down since he's a really funny guy.
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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2013, 05:12:20 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 25, 2013, 05:07:55 PM

I wouldn't go that far (he was better than Whoopie), but some of his misses were just as big orbigger than his hits.  That Abe Lincoln joke wasn't funny because it was offensive, it was offensive because it wasn't funny, for example.  Which they knew because of the follow up remark they had ready to go.

OTOH, "We Saw Your Boobs" was hilarious.

I actually thought the Lincoln joke was hilarious. I also loved the Sound of Music gag biggrin
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« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2013, 05:53:57 PM »

While I don't find Seth my cup of tea (I did buy "Ted" on DVD), TV critics complaining about it or decrying it as the end of Western civilization should remember it was the Academy's idea. I mean, if they don't want lewd, crass humor then ya know, don't ask Seth McFarlane to host the Oscars. If he was tasteful and so forth, well, that wouldn't be Seth, he wouldn't be being true to himself. They obviously thought they needed someone like that to inject some life into the show. I give him total credit for being himself even if I personally don't find him terribly funny.

Anyway, it would be like hiring The Sex Pistols and The Clash to play at a Royal Wedding and then complaining they trashed the place.  icon_razz

This is sort of beside the point that unless a 900 lb Gorilla that everyone saw hogs the major awards (Titanic, LOTR: Return of the King etc. in the "modern era"), the Oscar ratings are generally awful annually, probably in part because all the other shows (Globes, etc.) waters down interest in the show. It doesn't help that by the time late February rolls around nearly all the films have moved on to DVD. Silver Linings Playbook is actually an exception this year, still in the top 10 box office wise in N. America 15 weeks after release.

And honestly, why can't they just cut the 45-60 minutes of musical crap and finish the show at 11 p.m. Eastern. Wouldn't that be nice?  icon_smile
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« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2013, 08:34:47 PM »

It's not like they hired James Franco.
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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2013, 09:04:57 PM »

Seth was great. Sock Puppet Flight had me rolling. I'm also 12 inside and appreciate a good poop joke now and again.
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« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2013, 03:31:53 AM »

Life of Pi made out big. Hope people actually get to see it now smile It was a brilliant movie that nobody seemed to be talking about when it was released and I felt it was an underdog.
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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2013, 03:34:47 PM »

I watched Life of Pi last night and while I didn't care much for the film, the special effects work on the Tiger is simply stunning.  It's ridiculous how well done Richard Parker is.
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2013, 05:39:28 PM »

My wife and i thought Life of Pi was fantastic. Earned a place in my permanent bluray collection.
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« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2013, 08:32:38 PM »

there maybe a chance Seth McFarlane will return

http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/seth-macfarlane-2014-oscar-host/


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While "Family Guy" funny guy Seth MacFarlane literally said "no way" when asked whether he would return to host the Academy Awards again, he might just get the chance to change his mind all "No way! Way!" "Wayne's World" style here soon.

As detailed by Cinema Blend, yesterday producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were confirmed to return for the 2014 Oscars and are rumored to have asked MacFarlane to give the show another go.
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