Seth MacFarlane to host Oscars 2013
This will be MacFarlane's first appearance on the Oscar stage
Los Angeles: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy award ceremony in 2013.
This will be MacFarlane's first appearance on the Oscar stage. The gala awards night will take place on Sunday, February 24, the telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced on Tuesday.
"We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh," said Zadan and Meron.
"He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him."
MacFarlane made his feature directorial debut with the box office success Ted. He co-wrote and produced the film, and voiced the title character. He is also the creative force behind the television series Family Guy and co-creator of American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.
An accomplished live performer, MacFarlane said it was an "overwhelming privilege" to host the Oscars.
"My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast," he said.
Academy President Hawk Koch said, "Seth is unbelievably talented. We couldn't be happier with the creative team we've assembled. With Craig, Neil, and now Seth, we're off to a great start."
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