Seth MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards which Monkey See's Linda Holmes says was one of the worst hosting performances in Oscar history. Jokes about women just kept coming. His sexist jokes were in poor taste, sure, but if they'd been funny, nobody would have cared.
At this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican will be watching from an enviable location: behind the scenes with the stars. He joins NPR's Jacki Lyden to share his winner predictions and favorite backstage moments.
It's practically tradition this time of year to discuss the inanity of the Academy Awards. But NPR pop culture critic Linda Holmes wonders: maybe the Oscars are good for society. Weekend Edition guest host Don Gonyea hears why.
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