Attention has already turned to the 2014 Oscars host; the problem is, though, no one knows who it’s going to be. One thing’s for sure: it won’t be Tina Fey. The comedy actress has ruled her self out in a conversation with The Huffington Post.
“But I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman - the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone ... no way,” she explained when asked if she might take the helm. The choice of 2014 host is a huge decision for the academy. Opinion on Seth Macfarlane was divided, and considering the controversial Family Guy creator was hired to lure a younger audience, it will be interesting to see if a safer choice is made next year, or they decided to push the envelope and get someone even more divisive. Chris Brown anyone? Probably not. Louis C.K. has been talked about recently; he certainly has the talent, but perhaps a comedian with his penchant for the colourful side of English isn’t the best option. Jimmy Kimmel is the safe bet.
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Macfarlane is still dealing with the fallout from his performance as a host. His, ‘we saw your boobs’ song is being labelled sexist; perhaps he should have penned a ‘we saw your penis’ song to add a modicum of equality to his seemingly tasteless comedy. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will cite the ratings as proof of a successful shows, but the reviews suggest otherwise. The next host choice will tell us if the Academy agree with them.