According to Seth MacFarlane, as reported by Just Jared, there are a few simple reasons why the Academy will struggle to find hosts for the Oscars more than they once did. As fans of the Family Guy creator know, he has experience working for them; he hosted the Oscars back in 2013, just five years ago.
Speaking on the size and publicity of the event, Seth said, “that much focus on it, that much intensity, you’re going to have a lot of opinions from a lot of people.”
Seth told Entertainment Weekly that it’s been a while since he’s read a favorable review of the Oscars. “It’s been a long time,” the creator of Family Guy explained.
Moreover, Seth believes the Award Shows in general, are a very old and archaic format no longer as relevant as they once were. Seth compared them to the 1950’s variety show format.
Of course, the committee will always try and push for it to be as relevant as possible, through the addition of massive celebrities and other stars, but the truth is that the spirit of the Oscars is declining because the cinematic landscape has changed so much with the advent of streaming technology.
“It’s not an easy job,” Seth remarked, adding that he isn’t surprised at all to see the committee struggle to find anyone who actually wants to do it. However, “It’s fun,” he noted.
As it was previously reported, Kevin was supposed to host the Oscars next year but had to step down after people scavenged through his old tweets, looking for negative and controversial comments.
Later on, Kevin refused to apologize to the committee and declined their offer to host. However, he did choose to say “sorry” later to LGBT people, but he did so after stepping down from his position; it was thus, a defiant form of an apology.
With the show airing on the 24th of February, it’s taking a long time for the academy to figure things out. Perhaps, the committee should’ve just let Kevin do it and not force him to apologize for tweets from 2008 and 2009.