Behind-the-scenes drama exploded at the Academy of Motion Pictures when it was revealed that outgoing President HAWK KOCH, breaking a long-standing tradition that Oscars producers are picked by the incoming president, brazenly announced he’d rehired last year’s team, NEIL MERON and CRAIG ZADAN – who then shocked the Academy board by announcing they’d asked SETH MACFARLANE to host again!

“No one was more surprised by that move than Seth himself,” said My Academy Spy.

“This is Hollywood at its craziest – and it’s gonna be war! Many board members were excited about hiring fresh producers, and a new host like JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – who was at the top of their shortlist.

"But now they’re embarrassed and outraged by the shenanigans – and hoping Seth turns down the job so they can hire someone else!”

Stay tuned.