Kristin Chenoweth and Oscars host Seth MacFarlane perform
the closing number at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Comedian Seth MacFarlane said that he would not host the
star-studded Academy Awards ceremony again, after TV critics
panned the 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."
While some critics lashed out at MacFarlane's hosting, others
placed more blame on the overall song-and-dance-heavy show,
produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, which ran for 3 1/2
MacFarlane's appeal among young people did though provide an
11 percent bump in the 18-49 demographic coveted by TV
networks and advertisers. And overall viewer ratings were up,
making for the largest Oscar audience in three years.
MacFarlane was also a hit on social media, where 13 percent
of conversation across Facebook, Twitter and blogs rated him
the "best host ever" according to social media research firm
MacFarlane, the creator and voice star of Fox network's
animated shows "Family Guy," "American Dad" and "The
Cleveland Show," made his directorial debut on the big screen
with the R-rated comedy "Ted" last year.
He is currently working on his next project - writing and
directing a live action comedy film "A Million Ways to Die in
the West," starring Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron.