Tina Fey arrives at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
After Seth MacFarlane’s tweet there’s “no way” he’ll host the Oscars again, hopes were high that Tina Fey and pal Amy Poehler would take the reins for next year’s shindig.
After their lauded appearance at this year’s Golden Globes, film fans were hoping the duo would bring their barbs to L.A.’s Dolby Theater come next February.
Alas, Fey has dashed fans’ wishes – at least as far as she’s concerned.
“I just feel like that gig is so hard” she told Huffington Post. “Especially for, like, a woman — the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone … no way.”
Fey, who recently wrapped a seven-season run on NBC’s 30 Rock, admitted she had fun hosting the Golden Globes in January, but said there wasn’t even a “one-in-a-million” chance she’ll sign up for Hollywood’s glitziest affair.
“I wish I could tell you there was,” she said.
So, with Tina and Seth out, who do you think should host next year’s Oscars? Could Amy do it on her own? Let us know in the comments.
Oscar host Seth MacFarlane at the 85th Academy Awards, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Perhaps it comes as no surprise, but after ho-hum broadcasts featuring Billy Crystal (2012) and James Franco and Anne Hathaway (2011), Sunday’s Oscar ceremony hosted by Seth MacFarlane scored its biggest TV audience in three years.
But after a night of jokes that poked fun at Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Brown and Rihanna, “boobs,” Jews in Hollywood, Oscar’s biggest losers and his own hosting legacy, the potty-mouthed brain behind TV’s Family Guy says he won’t be back as Oscar host.
In an exchange with a fan on Twitter early Tuesday, MacFarlane said “no way” when asked whether he’d do another go-round.
If you’re a cinephile, chances are you’ve seen all nine films nominated for Best Picture at this Sunday’s Academy Awards.
But if you prefer a little more oomph when you go to the movies, then you probably aren’t running out to see Amour. Instead, you’re wondering why Oscar ignored Skyfall – arguably the best Bond ever – and Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Come to think of it, where was Mark Ruffalo’s supporting nod for Hulk in The Avengers?
It’s no surprise that the Oscars are highbrow. But what if there was an alternative awards show – one that doled out prizes for the films that keep us on the edge of our seats? One that rewarded films for crafting sequences that literally made our jaws drop.
Ahead of Oscar Sunday, we thought it would be fun to have our own ‘Alternative Oscars.’ One in which we let our readers choose the best action film, action star (male and female) and action film director.
Take a look at our picks, vote and let us know what you think in the comments below.
I’ll be back on Monday to let you know who the winners were in all our categories.