'Family Guy' creator caused controversy at the awards ceremony
Seth MacFarlane has said that he will never host the Oscars again after presenting the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday (24 February).
The Family Guy creator hosted the awards which saw Ben Affleck‘s Argo and Jennifer Lawrence among the winners. When asked by a Twitter follower if he would ever consider hosting the Oscars again he tweeted: “No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though.”
The Ted director was announced as the host for the 2013 Oscars in October last year with the awards show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron saying: “His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh”.
MacFarlane himself described the opportunity as “an overwhelming privilege” and said: “I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors”.
MacFarlane’s turn as host sparked mixed reviews from the public and the press with Deadline Hollywood’s‘ Nikki Finke describing him as the worst Oscars host ever saying: “Even the Academy Awards audience is now embarrassed for Seth”.
Traditionally award show hosts are known for being controversial and MacFarlane was no exception, making a number of questionable jokes about Chris Brown and Rihanna‘s relationship, the use of the n-word in Django Unchained and performed a song called ‘We Saw Your Boobs’ about various actresses in the audience.
Despite this the show received its high ratings yet with a three per cent increase from last year.
Scroll down to watch a video of Seth MacFarlane performing the controversial ‘We Saw Your Boobs’ song at the Oscars 2013.