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Seth MacFarlane Has Been Asked to Host the Oscars Again

This year's Oscars host Seth MacFarlane has been asked to return to host the ceremony again in 2014, according to a report by Just Jared. The Family Guy creator's performance as host this year was met with a mixed response, so much so that he said on Twitter the following day that he wouldn't be interested in doing it again. Nevertheless, the telecast drew a large and young audience, and, according to Just Jared's source, the producers of the 2014 ceremony have approached MacFarlane about returning. The source says, "After defending his performance, the producers reached out to Seth and invited him back to host the show again. He’s not [...]

'The Onion' Draws Criticism for a Tweet About Quvenzhané Wallis

During last night's Oscars ceremony, The Onion fired off a controversial tweet about one of the nominees before quickly deleting it an hour later. The original tweet read:

Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a cunt, right? #Oscars2013

Many on Twitter and blogs felt the joke about the nine-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star was offensive and that such a vulgar word shouldn't have been used in regards to a child, while others like Time's Joel Stein and comedian Dave Anthony came to The Onion's defense by arguing that everyone was missing the tweet's satirical point and that [...]

Here's Part Two of Zach Galifianakis's 'Between Two Ferns' Oscar Special

Here's the second half of Zach Galifianakis's interview series with a bunch of Oscar nominated actors (click here for part one). In this installment, he talks with Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, and Bradley Cooper and pretty much nails down his status as our generation's Barbara Walters.

Bill Murray Is Fine with Sean Penn Taking His Oscar

"You could argue that Sean Penn didn't deserve the Oscar for that movie [Mystic River], but he probably did for a couple of others that he didn't get. [Laughs]. That’s the way it goes. He did some amazing jobs, like Dead Man Walking, and he didn't get the notice. So then he got it that time, and it’s like, I didn't get it, so what are you going to do? Someone said, 'What do you think about this,' and I said, 'Well, I think it's going to be a regular thing. I think I'm going to get nominated every 25 years so.' [Laughs]. I can yuk about it a little bit."

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Jimmy Fallon Isn't Hosting the Oscars – Kevin Hart is Hosting the VMAs

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After ostensibly hosting MTV's Video Music Awards last year, though without the title of host, Kevin Hart is officially going to be the host this year. It's a small difference but one that does reflect an ascension of sorts. Conversely, despite his ascension, Fallon officially will not be hosting the Oscars. (Lorne Michaels still might produce, which might open hosting duties up [...]

Tina Fey Says There's "No Way" She's Hosting the Oscars

After Seth MacFarlane's Oscar-hosting received a chilly reception in the wake of everybody loving Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's performances as Golden Globes hosts last month, you'd expect the Oscar people to have been on the phone with Fey and Poehler's agents the second that monologue ended Sunday night. But the odds of a Fey/Poehler Oscars are looking pretty slim after an interview Tina Fey just gave to The Huffington Post:

Interviewer: Is it a possibility that you and Amy Poehler could wind up hosting the Oscars next year? Fey: … I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman — the [...]

Watch Seth MacFarlane and Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's Awards Show Monologues, Side by Side

Seth MacFarlane's Oscar hosting stint last night fell short of the job Amy Poehler and Tina Fey did as Golden Globes hosts earlier this year. Here's most of MacFarlane's opening segment (above) and Poehler and Fey's (below) if you want to compare and contrast for yourself.

Watch a Star-Studded Oscar Edition of 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis

Here's a brand new Oscar-themed episode of Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns that sees him sitting down with nominees Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway, and Amy Adams. It's part one of two and features the best cliffhanger "to be continued" ending ever: "Don't you ever fart on my tits again."

'Simpsons' Short Has a Shot at an Oscar

The Wrap reports that The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced its list of contenders for its Animated Short Oscar, and amongst the 10 films is "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare,'" a 3D animated Simpsons short that was shown prior to screenings of Ice Age 4 this summer. The four-and-a-half minute short was written by Simpsons masterminds Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Al Jean, David Mirkin, Joel H. Cohen, and Michael Price, directed by David Silverman, and involves Maggie in conflict with her nemesis, unibrowed baby Gerald, at a daycare. This is a chance for Oscar redemption for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons Movie was shut out of the Best Animated Feature category in 2008, [...]

Jimmy Fallon Was Almost Going to Host Next Year's Oscars, Maybe

Last Night the LA Times reported that Jimmy Fallon was in talks to host and Lorne Michaels was in talks to produce the Academy Awards. This would've been great, if it were true, which is still up in the air. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) ultimately chooses who hosts and produces the Oscars but the Oscars are on ABC, so ABC and Disney get to have a say in that matter. ABC/Disney was none to pleased with the idea of giving the job to the host of a rival's late night show. "When the idea came up of Fallon, we made it clear that we were not [...]

Seth MacFarlane Says He Won't Host the Oscars Again

When asked by a Twitter user last night if he'd ever host the Oscars again if asked, Seth MacFarlane had kind of a surprising but understandable answer. MacFarlane's reply was, "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though." The Family Guy creator's hosting stint this weekend received a pretty negative response online, drawing a lot of criticism for misogyny and racist jokes, so it makes sense that he wouldn't be too keen on hosting the ceremony one more time. Despite the  cold reception, the MacFarlane-hosted ceremony attracted high ratings and at least his jokes went over better than The Onion's Oscars joke. With MacFarlane out [...]

Conan Reviews the Oscar Movies

Here's Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter taking you through this year's Oscar movies in case you missed any. If you're a procrastinating Oscar voter, watching this bit is just as good as watching all the movies you were supposed to have watched already and you can just make your decision now.

How Will Comedy Do at This Year's Oscars?

The Oscars have historically been an awards show that doesn't give comedy its proper due, but last year, things looked like they were starting to change, with Bridesmaids receiving two nominations (Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy and Best Original Screenplay for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo), Jonah Hill scoring a Best Supporting Actor nom for his turn in the drama Moneyball, Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie winning an Academy Award for his song "Man or Muppet" from Jason Segel's Muppets movie, and Nat Faxon and Jim Rash winning a screenwriting Oscar for The Descendants. This time around, it doesn't look like comedies and comedians will do quite as well [...]

New Oscar Host Seth MacFarlane Will Be Forced to Dress Nice, Be Charismatic, and Sing

Family Guy guy Seth MacFarlane has just been hired to host the 2013 Oscars. The awards will air on ABC in February. Good thing the Academy has so much time between now and the ceremony because they'll need it to teach Seth MacFarlane how to smile good, stop dressing like a slob, and most challenging of all, transform him into an old-timey song and dance man.