Is Seth MacFarlane’s Performance Oscar-Worthy?

He seemed to be doing great until making a joke about eating disorders.

Is Seth MacFarlane’s Performance Oscar-Worthy?

The news that Seth MacFarlane was picked to host this year’s Oscars received some skeptical reactions (to put it nicely) at first, but–at least at post time–it seems like the first-time host’s opening monologue went over well. A few reactions from the Twittersphere:

Though later in the show, one of the host’s jokes about eating disorders and women seemed to fall a bit flat …

A joke about John Wilkes Booth didn’t go over great either …

Also of note on Twitter, the Academy’s official Twitter account made a surprising mention about Seth MacFarlane’s joke about cleavage.*

For some post-show reading (or to check out during the commercials), read some of Fast Company’s coverage about how the tiniest details can make a project Oscar-worthy, the original real poster for the fake Argo movie during the Iranian hostage crisis and watch all of this year’s nominated shorts.

What did you think of MacFarlane? Tell us in the comments.

[Picture courtesy of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences]

(*An earlier version of the post incorrectly identified what the Academy was referencing.)


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