Seth MacFarlane’s 3 Ds of Oscars: ‘Drinks,’ ‘Daniel Day-Lewis,’ and ‘Douche’ — VIDEOS


Seth MacFarlane

For decades now, spotlit celebrities handed the honor of hosting the Academy Awards have worked their hardest to deliver the perfect ceremony, each with different formulas for what they consider to be a winning gig. Billy Crystal opts for smiling schmaltz and Pete Rose jokes; Hugh Jackman dazzles with lavish showstopping numbers; James Franco squints and grits his jaw. And this year’s Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, has given us a taste of his take on how to host properly with five new promos for the upcoming event, set to air Feb. 24.

In these brief clips, MacFarlane covers all the basics: alcohol, his own shortcomings, abrasive Twitter followers, and perennial awards frontrunner Daniel Day-Lewis. Check out the videos below, and read the list of this year’s nominees here.


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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.