Seth on but­ton for the Os­cars

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

pro­duc­ers of this year’s Os­cars show say they have no ‘‘big red but­ton’’ to press in case boundary-push­ing host Seth MacFarlane over­steps the mark. Fam­ily Guy cre­ator MacFarlane, the brains be­hind foul-mouthed big-screen teddy bear Ted, is seen as an edgier choice of host for the Os­cars in what could be a bid to tar­get a younger de­mo­graphic. But Neil Meron, who is co­pro­duc­ing the show with Craig Zadan, says they are con­fi­dent they won’t have any sur­prises. ‘‘There’s no over­sized red but­ton,’’ he says. ‘‘I mean, Seth is Seth, and we love him.’’ The Os­cars show, watched on TV around the world, usu­ally airs with a few sec­onds’ de­lay. Zadan adds: ‘‘Also, we’re work­ing to­gether on the show, so he’s one of the few hosts who has been in ev­ery pro­duc­tion meet­ing. So as he’s writ­ing it, we’re part of the process of him say­ing, ‘Is this good? Is this funny?’ We’re work­ing as a team. We’re to­tally cool about it.’’

The Os­cars screen in Aus­tralia on Fe­bru­ary 25.

Os­cars host Seth Ro­gen

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