What Will Ted Have to Say at the Oscars About Argo?


By Richard Horgan Comment

Given Argo‘s big weekend wins at the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild celebrations, the lack of a Best Director Oscar nomination for Ben Affleck looms even larger.

Still, it could be tricky for show host Seth MacFarlane to slam the director’s branch of the Academy. Those voters will be scattered throughout the Dolby Theatre audience and it would also be unfair to have a camera trained on Affleck and-or Argo producer George Clooney as MacFarlane ridicules their peers for picking a German and a New Orleans indie filmmaker¬†instead. But the foul-mouthed teddy bear also voiced by MacFarlane? That’s a different story.

As recently tipped on an episode of Anderson, Mark Wahlberg and his fellow (furry) king of the R-rated domestic comedy box office rolls will be making an appearance on the telecast. Under that guise, MacFarlane can and probably will let loose on the business of the Best Director category snubs and more.

Other topics for the bear could include his own absence from the Best Anima-Ted Feature Film category. He did after all just pass King Kong in the CGI BO rankings and, by show day, Alvin and those pesky chipmunks as well.

[Photo courtesy Universal Pictures]

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Which is the Bigger Oscar Snub: Ben Affleck or Kathryn Bigelow?
Billy Crystal Explains Why It’s So Hard to Open the Oscars