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#1 Samk

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen a new face to host the 2013 Oscar ceremony – actor and producer Seth MacFarlane.

The voice actor and creator of Family Guy and American Dad will be making his first appearance on the Oscar stage. The 85th Academy Awards are scheduled for Feb. 24, 2013.

Telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron called MacFarlane “the consummate host” and said “his performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh.”
It’s a choice geared to attract the young audience Academy Awards organizers are anxious to cultivate.

He follows on a 2012 Oscar ceremony hosted by veteran Billy Crystal and a 2011 gala hosted by a distinctly disappointing James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

Though best known for comedy, MacFarlane is also a singer and has some hosting credits. He hosted Saturday Night Live in September, drawing praise for his skits and his voice imitations. He also has performed live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and at New York's Carnegie Hall and earned two Grammy nominations for his pop album Music Is Better Than Words.
This summer, he made his debut as feature film director with Ted, which he also wrote and produced. MacFarlane was creator of animated series Family Guy and co-creator of American Dad and The Cleveland Show.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:16 PM

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

People will have their own opinions

I think we'll be in for a treat.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

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To be fair, Meg isn't nerdy, Stewie is a much more developed character than Maggie, and Brian acts like a person rather than just a dog.

And the lazy, overweight husband and nagging wife have been the center of sitcoms for generations.

That said, if Steve Jobs had created Simpsons, MacFarlane would have been sued already.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

What Hobble said is the truth.


Im actually looking foward to it. Seth Macfarlane was hilarious when he hosted SNL. His Ryan Lochte impersonation was spot on.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

Not a fan of Family Guy, but have really grown to appreciate American Dad. Was very impressed with his SNL hosting last month, so I think this Oscars maybe somewhat watchable. But still probably not.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

This will make me watch the oscars for the first time in years. Looking forward to it
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

His Ryan Lochte impersonation was spot on.


"Soup yourself."

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

Love it! Can't wait.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

The Academy awards is a tough one to pull off. I think he can do it
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

Love Seth MacFarlane. Was awesome at the Charlie Sheen roast

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

don't really like the guy's shows, but he's a pretty charming and funny dude. kind of like a north american Ricky Gervais i guess.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

Cool. Excellent choice for sure. I anticipate he will do a little singing as well.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Love Seth, will watch the opening monologue at minimum, before ignoring the rest of the show until Best Picture.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:14 PM

not my brand of humour at all. but there are a lot of good (looking) movies coming out over the next few months, i'm sure the oscar race will be interesting.

hopefully Lubezki will get nominated for cinematography again, and this time actually win. he got robbed last year. i don't even care how bad the new Malick movie is supposed to be, this guy is about as due for the award as Scorsese was before his embarrassing sympathy wins for The Departed

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

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That's pretty much the template for every sitcom.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

To be fair, Meg isn't nerdy, Stewie is a much more developed character than Maggie, and Brian acts like a person rather than just a dog.

And the lazy, overweight husband and nagging wife have been the center of sitcoms for generations.

That said, if Steve Jobs had created Simpsons, MacFarlane would have been sued already.


Too true.

It seems every sitcom is based on a deadbeat dad. They're all horrible role models.


That being said, I think Seth will do a fine job hosting the Academy awards, even though I never watch them. I think the last time I watched the show was when they gave Sidney Poitier the lifetime achievement award, Halle Berry won best actress for Monster's Ball, and Denzel Washington beat out Sean Penn (I am Sam) and Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind) for his role in Training Day.

Obviously it was African American night, the Academy trying to right past wrongs by giving Denzel his due, which made the entire show a farce because clearly he shouldn't have won that year.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

He's pretty funny, he'll probably do a great job.
But I hate award shows, not my cup of tea.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:10 PM

Man, that is an epic roast of Sheen. I think that would sober you up more than anything else.


And the winner for Best Picture, Ted!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

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Doesn't matter. Family guy does something the Simpsons can only hope to do: make people laugh

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:40 AM

To be fair, Meg isn't nerdy, Stewie is a much more developed character than Maggie, and Brian acts like a person rather than just a dog.

And the lazy, overweight husband and nagging wife have been the center of sitcoms for generations.

That said, if Steve Jobs had created Simpsons, MacFarlane would have been sued already.


Characters are loosely based on the Simpsons family.

That's pretty much the template for every sitcom.


Agreed. The problem I have with Family guy is that they often recycle gags and full episodes from the Simpsons, add a bunch unnecessary raunchy or questionable scenes and people laugh.

Doesn't matter. Family guy does something the Simpsons can only hope to do: make people laugh


Yeah, by using the same jokes that people laughed to on the Simpsons 15 years earlier. According to your profile, you're 22. I'm surprised you don't remember. I'll agree that the Simpsons is well past it's best before date, but The Simpsons in it's prime > Family Guy in it's prime.

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I'm saying Aladeen a lot because http://forum.canucks...dpost__10922428

I bet when Schneider turns 38, he will have broken all of Luongo's records.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:44 AM

Doesn't matter. Family guy does something the Simpsons can only hope to do: make people laugh


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:15 AM

I like McFarlane as Oscar host....I just hope he can find his mic.....
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

Family guy is ok. American dad is better, but macpharlane is not funny at all. Sad to see this slot get wasted.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:39 PM

I hope he rips on people like Ricky Gervais did on the Golden Globes(?). I hope he makes it the most awkward, hilarious awards show of the year.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

Family guy is ok. American dad is better, but macpharlane is not funny at all. Sad to see this slot get wasted.


To like the shows, which you do, would you not also have to find Seth funny? Considering he came up with the shows and does most of the voices.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

Lol, are you for real?


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

To like the shows, which you do, would you not also have to find Seth funny? Considering he came up with the shows and does most of the voices.


It's one thing to re-write old jokes.

It's a completely different thing to be on stage in front of thousands at an event like this. I'm sure hell do fine, but it doesn't change the fact that he's a plagiarist.

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I'm saying Aladeen a lot because http://forum.canucks...dpost__10922428

I bet when Schneider turns 38, he will have broken all of Luongo's records.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

Excuse me for having an opinion on an internet discussion site.


"i don't find the simpsons funny"

"people don't find the simpsons funny"

do you notice a difference?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:01 PM

It's one thing to re-write old jokes.

It's a completely different thing to be on stage in front of thousands at an event like this. I'm sure hell do fine, but it doesn't change the fact that he's a plagiarist.


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