July 10, 2015
ATAS, Primetime Emmys Awards: Nominations are announced live (8:30 PM PDT)
July 16, 2015
Teen Choice Awards
August 9, 2015
ATAS, Primetime Emmys Awards: Final round voting begins
August 17, 2015
ATAS, Primetime Emmys Awards: Final round voting ends
August 28, 2015
MTV: Video Music Awards
August 30, 2015
Venice International Film Festival Begins
September 2, 2015
ATAS, Primetime Emmys Awards: Creative Arts Awards and Ball
September 12, 2015
ATAS, 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (5:00 PM PDT)
September 20, 2015
New York Film Festival Begins
September 25, 2015
Seth MacFarlane Bows Out of Oscars
"Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again," last year's divisive host writes on Twitter.
"Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again," MacFarlane writes. "Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep."
But MacFarlane has high praise for his producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, both of whom defended his divisive performance at February's 85th Academy Awards, which was widely criticized for its brazen political incorrectness.
"However, I highly recommend the job, as Zadan and Meron are two of the most talented producers in the business," the Family Guy creator says of the pair, who have signed on to produce next year's telecast.
MacFarlane's decision is consistent with what he told one Twitter follower just days after his Oscars debut: that there was "no way" he'd sign on to the high-pressure gig again. Still, the producers had voiced interest in bringing him back, and MacFarlane was rumored to be considering it.
With MacFarlane now out of contention, the derby begins to land an emcee for next year's ceremony -- a prestigious but notoriously precarious gig that has gotten the better of James Franco, Anne Hathaway and David Letterman. It requires someone with extraordinarily steely nerves, someone who can evoke Hollywood glamour while playfully poking fun at its more self-serious side.
MacFarlane has his own thoughts on his successor.
"My suggestion for host is Joaquin Phoenix," he deadpans.