Film & TV

Seth MacFarlane is Hosting the Fucking Oscars

Film & TV

Seth MacFarlane is Hosting the Fucking Oscars

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Fucking ugh: Motivated by the gangbusters business Ted did at the box office or something, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced just now that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the 85th annual Oscars this coming February. “We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars,” the show’s producers said in a statement. “His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh. He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.” Translation: We’re desperate for the youth vote, since James Franco smug-facing for three hours apparently appeals to no one.

MacFarlane isn’t, like, the worst—we did include an interview with him in our last issue—but his type of humor is remarkably one note, all snark and dick jokes and pop culture references which of course has propelled him toward unfathomable success. Along with the fact that he’s dating the Mother of Dragons IRL and that he’s so very, very rich following a billion Family Guy DVD sales, I guess it’s a given to say that he’s got a better life than 98% of people who will ever live, ever. Well played, Seth, and GG cruel twist of fate.