"This is my advice to Seth - based on my own experience. You have to try to strike a balance between keeping the people of the room entertained and keeping the people at home from thinking you're nuts.The instinct is to play to the room, because otherwise the audience there gets really bored and restless. Me with my theater background, I played to the back row of the Kodak, which has 3,500 people. To the people at home, it could come off as a little over-the-top."
-- Anne Hathway, talking to Entertainment Weekly, giving advice to this year's Oscar host Seth MacFarlance. Hathaway hosted the Oscars a few years back with James Franco.