Oscar Hosting: Is It a Thankless Task?

NEW YORK (AP) — The love-him-or-hate-him reaction to Seth MacFarlane’s turn as Academy Awards host is evidence that one of the most high-profile jobs in show business is becoming one of its most thankless. The “Family Guy” creator and first-time Oscars host seemed unusually preoccupied with his reviews both before and during Sunday’s show. He […]

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Seth MacFarlane hosts the 85th Academy Awards (Getty Images)

Television Ratings Up for Oscars, to 40.3M People

NEW YORK (AP) The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year’s show. The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years. Last year’s show, when “The Artist” won best picture, had an audience of 39.3 million people. After bringing in “Family Guy” creator […]

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