Seth MacFarlane has been asked to host the Oscars again...will he accept the job?
A debate could rage for hours on if Seth MacFarlane was a good host at last years Oscars but it doesn't matter when you take into consideration one thing: 40.3 million viewers. That doesn't mean he was a fantastic host but it does mean there was a significant increase in viewers over last years Oscars and that is a fact that "the powers that be" definitely have not missed. While MacFarlane was criticized because some of his jokes may have contained undertones of sexism and racism, similar controversies didn't stop Ricky Gervais from hosting the Golden Globes again.
Seth MacFarlane tweeted almost immediately after the Oscars ended that he wouldn't host again but apparently he has been asked to return. It was previously confirmed that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will be back for next year's awards show and they are the same two that hired Seth MacFarlane originally. Now Just Jared has a source claiming that an offer has been made to the comedian:
After defending his performance, the producers reached out to Seth and invited him back to host the show again. He’s not sure if he’s going to do it, but he has to decide within the next couple of weeks.
Last year's Oscars improved enough in ratings (especially in the all important 18-49 demographic) that it would almost be more of surprise if he wasn't asked back, even if he had previously stated he wouldn't be interested in returning. To be honest, I think there's a good chance we'll be seeing again for the 2014 Academy Awards. What do you think?
|Extra Tidbit:||If not Seth MacFarlane, who would you want to see host next year's Oscars? I'm pulling for Werner Herzog.|