The TV Column author, Lisa de Moraes, takes a look at the TV ratings, nominees, Oscar winners, costumes and the streaker that defined the most memorable hosts. How will Seth MacFarlane compare?
Seth MacFarlane, is the creator of “Family Guy,” the screenwriter, producer, director and co-star of the hit movie “Ted” and a singer who has performed at Carnegie Hall. Though he’s an old hand at hosting Comedy Central roasts, he’s already getting lousy reviews based on his patter during January’s Oscar nominations naming ceremony. “Tina [Fey] and Amy [Poehler] will do it next year and they’ll get rave reviews,” MacFarlane forecast recently in a cover interview with Entertainment Weekly. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP