Buzzfeed: The now legendary “We Saw Your Boobs” will go down as one of Oscar’s great what-were-they-thinkings.
(And it shouldn’t need be mentioned — but mention it we will — that MacFarlane devoted much of his time to belittling women in a venue where to date, only one woman in history has won the highest individual honor, the Best Directing Prize.)
MacFarlane, who is not an untalented comedian, seemed to realize it was not working, at all; became more and more uncomfortable; and seemed to physically shrink in size as the night wore on.The scent of flop sweat hung strong.
Wash Post snarky critic Hank Stuever: “The ‘Jaws’ theme ought to be used when the host’s shtick is dragging on.” Stuever one of many snarkmeisters summing up the show as Hollywood’s Carnival Triumph cruise.
MacFarlane: We saw your boobs in the movie that’s what we saw we saw your boobs. Meryl Streep we saw them in “Silkwood” and Naomi Watts in “Mulholland Drive” and Angelina we saw them in “Gia.” Anne Hathaway we saw them in “Brokeback Mountain.” And Halle Berry in “Monster’s Ball.” Nicole Kidman in “Eyes Wide Shut” and Marisa Tomei but not Jennifer Lawrence’s at all. We saw your boobs. We saw your boobs. Kristen Stewart we saw them “On the Road” and we saw Charlize Theron’s. Helen Hunt we saw them in “The Sessions.” Scarlett Johansson we saw them on our phones. Jessica Chastain we saw your boobs in “Lawless.” Hilary Swank and Kate Winslet in “Heavenly Creatures” and “Hamlet” and “Titanic” and whatever you’re in right now we saw your boobs. Ladies and gentlemen, the gay men’s chorus of Los Angeles. We saw your boobs we saw your boobs, boobs. We saw your boobs, we saw your boobs. NY mag headlines Seth MacFarlane’s Sexist Jokes.
Piers appears to be the only one at CNN with a boner over MacFarlane‘s performance.
CNN host Piers Morgan likes Seth and tweets: “This is unbelievably, unacceptably, gob-smackingly, hilariously inappropriate. Keep going…” Yet one more reason why Jeff Zucker needs to fire Piers. — The most feared and loathed woman in Tinseltown, Deadline Hollywood’s Nikki Finke‘s “live-snarking.”
Tweet from veteran TV critic Tom Shales: “For first time ever, the Oscar show is worse than the Red Carpet crap that preceded it.”
Even the Academy Awards audience is now embarrassed for Seth. That half-smile plastered on George Clooney’s face is hiding what he’s really thinking: that MacFarlane needs to walk off the stage for the good of the show now. It’s like all the air has been sucked out of the Oscars. What a disaster.
He really is The Worst Oscar Host Ever. I can’t think of anyone who even comes close. … Even the presenters have turned on MacFarlane. Are the villagers with pitchforks and torches next? … Seth, can I have those hours of my life back? Please at least promise to never, ever, host anything
Chevy Chase goes down in history as a better Oscar host than Seth MacFarlane. And we all know how that turned out.
As if Hanoi Jane wasn’t fuel enough. Oh My God – the Academy actually fans the fire by drafting First Lady Michelle Obama to help present Best Picture from presumably the White House? So unnecessary and inappropriate to inject so much politics into the Oscars yet again. Hollywood will get pilloried by conservative pundits for arranging this payoff for all the campaign donations it gave the President’s reelection campaign. I don’t understand this very obvious attempt to infuriate right-leaning audiences. Clearly the studios only want to sell their movies to only half of America.
Tonight is so embarrassing that they need to make Brian Grazer the permanent producer of the Oscars. He saved the show once, he can do it again. Just give Billy Crystal another facelift.
ABC News on ABC’s Oscar host: “Will MacFarlane go down in history as the worst Oscars host ever?