Whoa! Seth MacFarlane Announced as 85th Academy Awards Host
by Ethan Anderton
October 1, 2012
After going old school didn't work out immensely well with Billy Crystal last year as host of the Academy Awards, the annual telecast of Hollywood's biggest night is going contemporary and even a little edgy. ABC has just announced that "Family Guy" creator and Ted writer, director and star Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2013. MacFarlane is also fresh off another landmark hosting gig as he recently served as host of "Saturday Night Live" for the season premiere. MacFarlane commented, "It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars." More below!
MacFarlane continued, "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.” Here's hoping MacFarlane brings some more risky material along the lines of Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes. Hopefully there will be at least one funny musical number, something that fans of "Family Guy" know MacFarlane can do well. There's a good chance the animated Griffin family could appear, and maybe even Ted can make an appearance. MacFarlane is a solid choice to host the generally boring awards night, and he'll hopefully make it a little more fun this year.