Seth MacFarlane To Host 2013 Oscars
Family Guy creator is announced as presenter for 85th Academy Awards...
The 38-year-old creator of long-running animated sitcom Family Guy and hit feature film Ted will be stepping up to the mic at the Academy Awards for the first time on 24 February, 2013.
In an official statement, MacFarlane said: "It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked 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."
Meanwhile Oscars telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement: "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."
And there is even a chance that MacFarlane might have to do double-duty on the big night, since his voice work and script for Ted could be recognised with a gong.