And the Award for horrible host decisions goes to: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. The Oscars (the uppity people who gave Best Picture statutes to stuffy, pretentious movies like “The Kings Speech” and “The Artist” in recent years) has decided to tap into the cultural blood stream (of 7 years ago) and hired Seth MacFarlane to host next year. Cue the fart jokes.
Seth MacFarlane. The diminishing return behind “Family Guy” and “American Dad.” Don’t get me wrong, back in the day I loved “Family Guy.” It was a riot for a while. But, somewhere around the second “Star Wars” special it got tedious (as was that special, btw). I can’t even get through an episode now without fighting extreme boredom.
The Oscars have been trying to get “hip” for awhile now. There was the Franco/Hathaway fiasco. Then they tried to get Eddie Murphy (because “RAW” was so funny and edgy) but he ended up bailing on them (so they brought back in that guy from “When Harry Met Sally”). So naturally they turn to Stewie Griffin.
I’ve stopped trying to second guess The Academy’s bad decisions. From the nominees to the winners to the hosts…it’s like they do everything they can to suck. Perhaps that’s the goal. If it is, they win.