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Seth MacFarlane Will Host the Oscars

By October 1, 2012

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Seth MacFarlaneAnd I have no idea what to think of that announcement. I've no doubt Seth MacFarlane will be fast on his feet and witty, but is he really Oscar host material? Apparently the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences believes so as they've just handed over the 85th Academy Awards host duties to the creator of Family Guy/the man behind Ted.

Announcing MacFarlane as host, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron stated: "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. He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him."

"It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars," responded MacFarlane. "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."

Previous Oscar hosts include Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, and Chris Rock.

The 2014 Oscars will take place on February 24th.

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