So will he be back for a second go-round?
The comedian’s answer was definite.
“No way,” MacFarlane tweeted in response to a fan who asked if he'd consider it. “Lotta fun to have done it, though.”
MacFarlane received mixed to negative reviews for his turn as host, with many offended by jokes that were perceived as racist, sexist or homophobic. There were a few that landed, but many felt his routine was dominated by objectionable humor.
He presided on a night where the film “Argo,” which focused on a little-known aspect of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis and was directed by Ben Affleck, won Best Picture. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis made history when he took home his third Best Actor statuette for the movie “Lincoln,” while first-time winners Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Supporting Actress for “Les Miserables” and Best Actress prize for “Silver Linings Playbook,” respectively. Actor Christoph Waltz won his second Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the movie “Django Unchained.”
MacFarlane came to the Oscar hosting gig as his animated sitcom “Family Guy” aired its eleventh season. Another of his shows, “American Dad,” is in its eighth season and the “Family Guy” spin-off “The Cleveland Show” is in its fourth. MacFarlane’s film “Ted,” which he wrote, directed, and starred in as the voice of a foulmouthed teddy bear, was a hit this summer, grossing more than $218 million in the US, according to Box Office Mojo. The film starred Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, and Wahlberg and the teddy bear Ted appeared at the Oscars ceremony as presenters.
A sequel to “Ted” has been rumored, and MacFarlane told Collider that nothing is certain yet but many on the original team are interested.
“It has not been officially signed off on yet,” MacFarlane said. “But it's very promising.”