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The Oscars: An Evening of Awards and Comedy

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Oscars Guy: A critical look at Seth Macfarlane as the choice to host the 85th Academy Awards.

Recently Oscars host Seth MacFarlane took to the stage alongside Hollywood starlet Emma Stone to reveal the nominations for the fast-approaching 85th Academy Awards. MacFarlane is the first host of the prestigious ceremony to also reveal the nominees since Charlton Heston in 1972. Using the opportunity as a dry run for ceremony night the comedy writer abandoned the traditionally serious approach of merely reading from a list and instead opted for announcing the nominations with a sense of humour. While no one is discouraging a refreshing approach, many commentators were left dismayed by his attitude, annoyed by the “personal attacks” within his material and debating whether he would be a good Oscars host at all.

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Ted Review

The bear necessity – avoid this film.

It’s rare for a director to be labelled as controversial before his first film, but Seth MacFarlane’s illustrious career within animated television justifies this label. From psychopathic children to nine-eleven jokes, the Family Guy creator never shies away from the jokes he wants to make, however offensive they may be. Hoping to carry the success of his series onto the big screen, he ventures into live action with debut feature Ted. Continue reading Ted Review