Needs a little more of a transition to midtones, dude looks a little flat o: it's trickier with bigger emotes because the flatness in stuff like just doesn't look as good, personally. Also I just noticed the hat isn't casting a shadow, but I think it'd be pretty weak anyway so mleh. And is the dude holding s pizza?
Okay, just had to respond with my two cents directly to you, since I've already responded to pretty much everyone else. Whether or not people found it funny depended on their mindset going into the show. It didn't work for people who hate him, people who wanted him to fail (basically all the press leading up to the show), people looking for an axe to grind, and people who expected more edginess than he was allowed to deliver. But it probably worked if you were waiting to see how far he'd take it, how the audience would react (there's a great gif of RDJ clapping at the Chris Brown joke), and how he'd manage to tackle the deck that's been stacked against him.
I see more outrage from people who read some blog that took quotes out of context from some article than mentions of any celebrities who were upset about jokes made about them. And it sounded like he played quite well in that room. Anyway, I have my own bias of thinking MacFarlane is one of the geekiest celebrities out there, which is why I'm such a fan.
I think some jokes could've been better if they gave him more free rein to insult people, haha. I heard people laughing the whole time, never silent like some of the press wrote. If they groaned, they laughed at the follow-up joke (such as Lincoln, 150 years still too soon), which was kind of the point. If people who were there--like Hugh Jackman, Charlize Theron, and George Clooney--thought MacFarlane did great (even after he made fun of some of them), who am I to complain?
Btw, if you love the science channel, maybe you'll like that MacFarlane is bringing back Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson!
Don't care for the Oscars until I noticed he was on. Still didn't watch but noticed the aftermath. (Agro? Come now) The reactions and over all butthurt from the Hollywood crowd was delicious. Absolutely delicious. Even the Lincoln joke came off offensive to those puckered assholes. The "Too soon??" was perfect. The awkwardness had me rolling.
Not as good as Ricky G ( No where near) but hey, I'll take it. Sorry, I laughed mate. I don't even like the guy but the reactions were priceless. Kill me. I must be scum.
Agreed. Count me in as someone else who watched it BECAUSE of him (and actually managed to make it all the way through)! Actually, it sounds like a lot of celebrities have said he did a good job, while the bloggers and tabloids are the ones being outraged. I thought he toned it down too much, but it looks like I was wrong and he hit just the right note to be completely polarizing.
Did you hear that the Anti-Defamation League got in a kerfuffle about Ted's Jewish joke? How dare a foul-mouthed teddy bear tell us that Jews are disproportionately in places of power in the entertainment industry! We've never heard of such a joke being made!