• Mon, Feb 25 2013

The Three Worst Moments Of Seth MacFarlane’s Totally Sexist Oscars

url-2When the Oscar nominations were announced in January, we noticed right away that women had been completely shut out of at least seven entire categories, including best director. We also knew the ceremony would be hosted by the king of bro humor, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Somehow, we still didn’t know just how lousy last night would be for women.

Others have already chronicled the night’s indignities in greater detail, so let’s just focus on three of the worst.

1. The evening’s first big musical number was called “We Saw Your Boobs,” and it was about the hilarious fact that many top actresses have appear bare-breasted over the course of their careers. LOL boobs! As Vulture’s Margaret Lyons recommends, “As a fun game, count how many actresses he mentions in this song who are portraying rape victims.”

2. MacFarlane made rude cracks about Jennifer Aniston (he suggested she’d been a stripper) and 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis (suggesting she’d be Clooney-bait in just a few years because LOL George Clooney is kind of a gross old man who dates a series of interchangeable young hotties).

3. He joked that Zero Dark Thirty, about one woman’s years-long quest to bring down Osama Bin Ladenis an example of “a woman’s innate ability to never let anything go.” Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Also, oh yeah, the Oscars themselves! It was a super-weird ceremony. There were two (two!) tributes to the 2002 movie Chicago. The Life of Pi won the most awards, including Ang Lee‘s award for directing. Michelle Obama presented the Best Picture award to Argo. Ben Affleck gave an affecting speech in which he thanked his wife Jennifer Garner for working on their marriage.

But let’s end on an undeniably awesome moment: Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence pretty much won the night when she tripped walking up the stairs to receive her award (legit GASP! moment) and then recovered with a natural, funny speech that somehow turned her clumsy moment into something charming. “Thank you so much,” she began as the audience rose for a standing ovation. “This is nuts. You guys are only standing up because I fell and you feel bad. That was embarrassing.”

See a full list of winners here, and more about the loser here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_MacFarlane

Next year, Academy, how about Tina and Amy? Pretty please?

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  • Sara McCord

    Not to mention the incredibly racist jokes such as 1. Suggesting no one could understand Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, or Salma Hayek but it didn’t matter because they were attractive (making fun of those who speak English as second language, yes!) 2. The joke about Denzel Washington being in the Nutty Professor (Oh, the joke about black people looking alike!) or 3. Asking Daniel Day-Lewis if he tried to “Free” Don Cheadle on Set (OMG a slavery joke!) And a Bonus: No one laughed on the John Wilkes Booth because it was a joke about assassination of a US president!