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Seth MacFarlane fairly accurately predicts today’s headlines

85th Academy Awards

Hosted by Seth MacFarlane

Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

Directed by Don Mischer

Aired Sunday, Feb. 24th at 8:30pm (Et) on ABC

It’s fairly well-established tradition at this point that viewers love to trash the Oscars: the nominees, the winners, the speeches, the ceremony. It’s an easy target, especially for cinephiles. Coming to any sort of consensus with as large a group as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (which has over 6,000 members) almost by definition means more challenging, controversial, or niche films will be overlooked in favor of more broadly appealing fare. It’s to be expected and yet an inordinate amount of movie lovers, both in and out of the industry, seem to get worked up year after year, somehow holding onto the notion that the Oscars actually represent the definitive best in cinema, »

- Kate Kulzick

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