Oscars 2013 Aftermath, including Fashion Hits and Misses

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Sylvia, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Andora

    Andora Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Messages:
    10,632
    The actresses were absolutely in on the slut shaming joke. Naomi and Charlize looked ashamed and upset while Jennifer gets to be proud she hasn't shown her stuff.

    That's because Seth is known to be offensive.

    Seth was indeed self aware when he offered that "what did you think you were getting?" bit after a joke was booed.

    In fact, four characters that are sexually assaulted and/or raped in said boob-showing scenes, according to this.

    I understand laughing at something like the boob song. Seth's shock humour seems designed to make you laugh at the absurdity of it. But that doesn't mean what he says is actually funny or acceptable.
  2. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    3,114
    "Ewan McGregor, we saw your bits and pieces. Jason Segel we saw your Woody, too. Mark Wahlberg we saw your schlong in Boogie Nights. It was prosthetic, but it will do..."


    Anyway, the "Boobies" song was meant to be over-the-top offensive. Unfortunately for Seth, people didn't seem to get that it was a parody.
    OliviaPug and (deleted member) like this.
  3. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2002
    Messages:
    30,357
    Jason Segal just luuurves to get naked in from of the cameras! Pretty much every movie. In the wrong line of business, perhaps?
  4. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Messages:
    9,971
    I think some need to recognize that some people do understand Seth's sense of humor, and still don't find it funny or clever.
    Andora and (deleted member) like this.
  5. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    3,114
    Well, those of you who really hated it will be happy to know that he's not doing the show again (at least as of now). Apparently, he always said this was a one-shot deal, but I'm sure that a few of his most vocal detractors will take credit. For Seth's part, he's retweeted a few things about the press' hypocrisy, including pointing out that the Huffington Post posted an article about his sexism with a sidebar link to "The Week In Sideboob."
  6. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Messages:
    17,494
    I think you should send your CV to the Academy. This is way funnier than anything MacFarlane & co. came up with.
  7. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,737
    As someone who didn't know who Seth MacFarlane was (I recognize the name of his show but I've never seen it), I thought he did a good job. On a purely superficial note, he's easy on the eyes and I appreciate a man who can sing. And it was fun to see different Hollywood stars up on stage dancing and singing with him. Charlize and Channing were particularly a lovely surprise.

    I thought the intro was WAY too long (would have been funnier if they had cut about half out and made it a bit more streamlined) and the jokes weren't bad but I liked it better when it was a bit less rehearsed. His "introduction" of Meryl Streep had me cracking up, and it may have been cliche and dumb, but I about died during the Sound of Music bit. SO freakin' funny, lol.
  8. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    5,764
    I agree with this. And even if Seth was going for the “heh, here is the OTT boobie joke because you are all expecting me to do it”, it is still the obvious joke to make. He did have funny moments and I didn’t find him offensive, but I don’t think he is some super clever comedian. I enjoyed his singing more than his jokes.
  9. Yehudi

    Yehudi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2001
    Messages:
    2,070
    Not my type, but he's definitely had an interesting dating history. He's now rumored to be with Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys on Game of Thrones.

    http://www.laineygossip.com/Emilia-Clarke-and-Seth-MacFarlane-are-dating/24726
  10. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Messages:
    25,226
    I agree with most of this. I did not know who he was either until he hosted the Oscars this year. I liked him better than many of the past hosts. I too found the intro way too long, but there were some nice things in this year's programs. The "Sound of music' bit was great.
  11. OliviaPug

    OliviaPug Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    2,249
    Deleted Double Post (computer freaking out today)
  12. OliviaPug

    OliviaPug Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    2,249
    Yeah, and that would be about the same for every comedian out there. That's why there's chocolate and vanilla. Because the viewership for the Oscars is so wide (and especially so this year), I hardly think any host could have pleased everyone. I haven't thought any of the Oscar hosts have been particularly funny or fabulous over the years, but it's an "industry-patting-on-the-back" show after all, not a comedy revue.

    I've always really enjoyed the Tony's over the years, however. They've had some great and very talented hosts, including Neil Patrick Harris.

    O-
  13. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    13,732
    Amen!
    His style is juvenile and self-indulgent; inappropriate for an event that is supposed to show the best of the movie industry to the world.
  14. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    25,850
    Joan was exhausting to me - maybe 90 minutes of her snark is too much to take. I thought they were so unfair to Helen Hunt - they really ripped into her. And I don't even like her that much. Her dress was not that bad.

    And everything Kelly wears is totally ruined because of that radioactive hair color she has. Oh, kill it with fire!!:eek:

    I found Seth to be a mixed bag; I think I prefer him better hiding behind his cartoons. I didn't find him as inappropriate as I did unfunny.
  15. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Messages:
    8,618
    A montage of rape scenes in movie would be humourous if it was done as a parody?
    Andora and (deleted member) like this.
  16. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    3,114

    I probably shouldn't bite at this, but I will anyway. Personally, I don't find rape jokes funny. This was not a rape joke. This was a joke about film nudity and the immature male response to it. Should he have chosen different films for those particular actresses? Probably. Would people have found it offensive anyway? Probably.



    Anyway, to move away the hosting stuff, here's some after-party photos from IMDB. an eclectic mix of celebs to sat the least.
  17. Andora

    Andora Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Messages:
    10,632
    People will find it offensive because it WAS offensive.

    And the fact that he disregarded what goes on in the scenes where you see said actresses boobs is rather alarming, actually. A woman is being raped and all that matters is a tit-shot? And that's funny?
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  18. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    18,016
    The most annoying thing about Oscars hosts is how they all (and not just Seth) do this "Hey look it's [insert actor's name]" and everyone starts applauding, including the host. It is usually a lead in to a joke but is so contrived.

    I actually liked the Boobie song, particularly the actresses in the audience being horrified. And William Shatner is just cool.
  19. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    25,850
    Billy Crystal, dust off your tux, baby. They'll need you next year.
  20. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Messages:
    4,763
    Maybe Margaret Cho is free next year?:lol:
  21. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    25,850
    She might work....
  22. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    42,745
    The most offensive thing about the opening was how long and dull it was. Get on with the show innit. :yawn:
  23. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    3,114
    Kathy Griffin or I riot. I want to make sure we have someone who will offend EVERYONE! :p
  24. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2002
    Messages:
    30,357
    What about Jennifer Lawrence next year? I think she would be fun.
  25. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Messages:
    9,971
    That's actually not a bad idea. People and the media will praise her hosting no matter what the actual quality was (i.e. her performance in Silver Linings Playbook).
  26. escaflowne9282

    escaflowne9282 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2002
    Messages:
    2,917
    OH SNAP!!!! :rofl:
  27. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    42,745
    Only if she learns not to wear a wedding dress.
  28. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,507
    Wouldn't have been able to tell which Jennifer you were speaking of, if you hadn't mentioned "that tumble." There's Jennifer Garner Affleck (who I first thought you mean -- she was lovely in a beautiful shade of plum with back ruffles); Jennifer Lopez (don't know if she attended); Jennifer Aniston (gorgeous in a red dress) and now, Jennifer Lawrence, re big time Jens.


    Re your above post #16, I already linked that article in my post #7. I think the writer makes good points, but sure Seth MF seems like a cheeky, easy-going lad in general who didn't mean any harm toward any of the women. And, yes, women in Hollywood as well as women in general are so used to being the butt of misogynist jokes like forever and historically, so yeah prudish, self-righteous female New Yorker reviewer. ;)
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013
  29. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,507
  30. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,656
    I thought the Boobie song was funny and took no offence at all. The actresses were part of it, and I thought that referencing Kate Winslet and all the movies she's gone topless in, was a good touch. She always seems to be taking it off and has said it does not bother her at all. I did not for a moment try to dig deeper and think about what roles they were playing in those movies. I just thought, yup, they all showed their boobies!!

    I LOVED the Sound of Music reference. I just cracked up at that part and was surprpised that it didn't seem to get a funnier reaction.

    I did think the opening was too long, but enjoyed the other known actors dancing and taking part.
    flutzilla1 and (deleted member) like this.
  31. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,507
    :lol: :respec:


    :respec:
  32. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2002
    Messages:
    10,588
    Oh heck, just give it to Ryan Seacrest and and we can all move on to watch something else.
  33. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    30,402
    seth said his cat thought he did a good job. he just might be my soulmate.
    Maofan7 and (deleted member) like this.
  34. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,507
    Seth MF might well have said to all the actresses: "Aside from Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren, and a couple of other Dames, all you ladies out there need to get Oscar while you're young, gorgeous and hot ... showing your boobies doesn't hurt either."


    ^^ Ah, but did you see (or maybe you did see) the hoarder skit Seth MF did with Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the late news? Both MK (albeit a poster of her) and Taylor Lautner were in it. :lol:

    Too bad that skit wasn't on the Oscars instead of the feeble bit with Captain Kirk. The hoarder skit was good for a couple of slightly better than lame laughs, and an ugh :rolleyes: at the end. If nothing else, MK fans could've gotten all excited about an MK association with the Oscars, forget Michelle Obama. ;) Although, I would tend to agree with Jack Nicholson's surprising aside after the First Lady was introduced and finished speaking: "Nobody's gonna mess with that."


    ITA. I think they should have cued up the Jaws music way before Captain Kirk's smirky shtick came into the picture.

    As far as audience reactions, the camera showed a background view of the audience while Seth was mouthing off with Kirk. Few audience members in that background shot appeared all that amused, particularly not Helen Hunt. If anything, the few smiles appeared to be polite.

    Speaking of Helen Hunt:

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/...unt-deserves-best-actress-oscar-the-sessions#
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  35. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    3,114
    Yeah, you snooze and lose. Someone already put their version up on youtube.


    I had forgotten about Billy Crudup. :p


    Back to hosting suggestions, I think they offered the spot to Jimmy Fallon first. Not everyone's cup of tea, but he does walk the line between "hip" and accessible. Plus, he's really into musical numbers. Or they could keep it in house and go with Jimmy Kimmel, but I could see him offending a lot of people too.

    She hosted SNL and wasn't all that great. She wasn't horrible, but she seemed really nervous and didn't really sell her material. She may be very good at quips, but that doesn't always translate to being a good host.
  36. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    18,016
    Kate Winslet would have been p*ssing herself at that song.

    Agree about the Sound of Music bit. That was funny.
  37. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    9,142
    Jennifer Lawrence's hilarity comes mostly from being utterly irreverent and off-the-cuff (and awkward :lol:) when most actresses are expected to be polished. She's very naturally funny. I don't think she'd do scripted very well, though.

    Neil Patrick Harris or Tina/Amy is good, though. I loved Hugh Jackman when he hosted the Oscars, personally. I would be interested to see Hugh partner it with Anne Hathaway, actually, because there was no way she could win with Franco as her partner and I think she was unfairly maligned for a situation that was totally out of her control. Franco couldn't have been less in interested in the proceedings, but she gave it her all.
  38. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2002
    Messages:
    30,357
    Oh well. I've never seen Jennifer Lawrence in anything, not the Playbook, not The Hunger Games and not the SNL skit. My only exposure were the post-Oscar presser and the Jack Nicholson incident. She was super cute and unaffected. And yes, irreverent, love that.
  39. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    21,222
    My vote for host is Eddie Izzard -- everyone in the audience would have to wear Depends as they'd be pissing themselves laughing so much during the entire thing :rofl:.
  40. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    18,016
    Yes Eddie

    Or Stephen Fry.