At this year Oscars, Seth MacFarlane caused quite a controversy as he hosted the ceremony with a number of risque bits and jokes (most notably the "We Saw Your Boobs" song from the opening monologues) but that was exactly what Oscar producers hoped MacFarlane would bring to the normally staid production. The 'Family Guy' creator previously said he has no interest in returning, the producers seemed to have liked the controversy (and the ratings that went with it) and MacFarlane has officially been invited to return to host the 2014 Oscars.
We know the 2013 Oscars only recently aired, but it's never too early to find out when we'll be able to enjoy (or be annoyed with) them again. The Academy has announced the dates for the 2014 Oscars and even the 2015 Oscar broadcast.
'Life of Pi' won the 2013 Oscar for Best Cinematography with director of photography Claudio Miranda taking home the Academy Award for his work. The win was mildly controversial since a) Roger Deakins was again denied an Oscar for his beautiful work on 'Skyfall' and b) 'Life of Pi' was largely constructed in the digital space (the film also took home the Best Visual Effects Oscar). Any existing debate over the 'Life of Pi' win took a big leap forward this morning when veteran cinematographer Christopher Doyle spoke out against the Oscar saying, "it’s a f---ing insult to cinematography." And he was only getting started...
There's been no shortage of controversy following the 2013 Oscars, most of it dealing with host Seth MacFarlane's particular brand of comedy, which is either hilariously crude or mean-spirited and misogynistic, depending on who you ask. But with ratings higher than last year's ceremony (40.3 million people tuned in to watch 'Argo' win Best Picture), you'd wonder if the Academy would decide that further outcry was worth it and ask the 'Family Guy' creator back for a second time. However, MacFarlane himself preemptively answered that question on Twitter.
For some, Sunday is a day for sports, for others 'The Walking Dead,' and another sizable portion staring still in drooled anticipation of the March 31 premiere of 'Game of Thrones.' Yet on this particular Sunday, it seems all eyes were on the 2013 Oscars, watching Ben Affleck blubber about his 'Argo' win and Seth MacFarlane sing about Jennifer Lawrence's boobs. The numbers are in, and it seems the 2013 Oscars delivered the highest viewers of any telecast in 3 years! Find out how many watched inside!
Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress at the 2013 Oscars but that's not all people are talking about this morning. Lawrence was her usually sassy, wonderful self before, during and after the Oscars, including this shot above of her giving the middle finger and a big eff you face to someone backstage. Need more? We've compiled our favorite Jennifer Lawrence reaction shots in the gallery below.