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Seth MacFarlane says 'no way' he would host Oscars again

Published on Feb 27, 2013 6:13 AM
 

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Comedian Seth MacFarlane said on Tuesday that he would not host the star-studded Academy Awards ceremony again, after TV critics panned Sunday's show.

Family Guy creator and star MacFarlane was asked on Twitter whether he would host the Oscars a second time after making his debut in Sunday's show, and replied: "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though."

MacFarlane's response came after TV critics slammed the telecast, in which 40.3 million Americans saw Iran hostage thriller Argo take home the top prize for Best Picture.

In a night of risqué jokes about female nudity and zingers about gays and Jews, MacFarlane, 39, poked fun at himself in an opening sketch with William Shatner and the Star Trek star told him he was in danger of being deemed "the worst Oscar host ever".

 
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