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February 24, 2013 12:00 AM

Hits with film fans are often misses with the Oscars

The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are always happy to acknowledge big action movies, franchise films and mega-hits -- especially if there's a possibility they'll boost the ratings of the Oscars telecast and bring in the young folks.This year's producers tapped comic hipster and "Family Guy" Seth MacFarlane to host Sunday's ceremony. The super-cool cast of the "The Avengers" was asked to reassemble for the show, and James Bond will be feted for turning 50 years young.

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