Seth MacFarlane Thinks There’s Too Much Drama at the Oscars

“Until a movie like ‘Bridesmaids’ or ‘Airplane!’ gets a Best Picture win or even a nomination, it’s all conspicuously incomplete,” says “Family Guy” boss

The Oscars are apparently no laughing matter as far as Seth MacFarlane is concerned — but he’d really like that to change.

“Family Guy” boss MacFarlane took to Twitter on Sunday night as the Oscars aired to vent about the ceremony. Specifically, he took issue with what he perceived as an over-emphasis on dramatic offerings.

“Here’s another big problem with the Oscars no one talks about: It’s 99% drama,” MacFarlane wrote. “Until a movie like ‘Bridesmaids’ or ‘Airplane!’ gets a Best Picture win or even a nomination, it’s all conspicuously incomplete.”

“‘Get Out’ is a breath of fresh air to be sure, but it’s the exception,” MacFarlane, who hosted the Oscars in 2013, continued.

MacFarlane’s proclamation was met with criticism by some, including a Twitter user who noted, “‘Lady Bird’ is a lot of comedy. So was ‘Three Billboards.'”

Still, MacFarlane stood firm on his assessment.

“Comedic elements for sure, but still a dramatic story first. Im talking about an unabashed comedy,” MacFarlane replied.

When another responder weighed in with, “‘Bridesmaids’ is NOT Best Picture material,” MacFarlane shot back, “Why not? It broke a s—load of new ground, and was undeniably hilarious.”

Asked which comedies rose to the level of Best Picture quality, MacFarlane offered up a few more should’ve-been-contenders, writing, “‘Arthur,’ ‘Tootsie,’ ‘Defending Your Life,’ ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ ‘Back to the Future’ — why not any of these?”

Read the back-and-forth below.