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.
Reader Feedback - 22 Comments
DJSNOLA on Oct 1, 2012
I loved this guy, he did a great job as host master.
truong18 on Oct 1, 2012
No,No,Hell No,Double No,Triple No,No to da N O! Are you kidding me is the Academy Awards run by monkeys now or some shit. You have way more qualified actors or directors waiting for a chance to host and this is the best shit they came up with?! As much as the guy contributed in the past years he's been on a steady downfall no doubt about that and this kind of role for him is outrageous.
JerseyBoy on Oct 1, 2012
Who do you recommend?
Matt Peloquin on Oct 1, 2012
Tom Hiddleston Nathan Fillion Bradley Cooper Daniel Craig Ben Affleck Robert Downey Jr Bruce Willis Kevin Costner & or Jeremy Renner
JerseyBoy on Oct 1, 2012
Good acting does not equate to good hosting. You can see how awkward some of them are when reading the teleprompter just to give out a single award. You don't want a whole show with someone who has never hosted a live broadcast awards show before. Robert Downey Jr. is the only name on this list I can see being funny, engaging and charismatic throughout the whole show. It also helps when the host has comedy writing background.
Ethan Anderton on Oct 1, 2012
now that you have covered the list of people who have expressed not wanting to be the host, who would you recommend.. and while your at it, provide proof that Seth has been in a steady downfall...despite the awards for Ted and the newest season for Family Guy and American Dad....
Jericho on Oct 1, 2012
Renner as a host of, well anyting really? Seriously? That's just rediculous, the Oscars are boring enough already. I really liked the spectacle of Jackmans gig, and I think Neil Patrick Harris does a fantastic Job, every time he gets to host anything. So give that guy a shot, who cares if he's more of a TV personality and not really associated with the movie industry.
Max on Oct 1, 2012
"You have way more qualified actors or directors waiting for a chance to host" Really? Who? A job that is 100% thankless, where the best you can do in critics POV is "not terrible". I have't heard any actors asking to host after the Franco/Hathaway disaster.
Cameron on Oct 1, 2012
lol Franco was totally high the entire time he was up there.
Aaron Burns on Oct 2, 2012
Hans on Oct 1, 2012
Ha ha, can't wait!
Mithun Divakaran on Oct 1, 2012
I'm bummed, he was suppose to come to my job to perform next month.
tzarinna on Oct 1, 2012
grimjob on Oct 1, 2012
He was scheduled to perform Sinatra songs with the NSO at the Kennedy Center. I'd provide a link but it seems they're having issues at the moment. See the note near the bottom of the site. http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=NNPSB
tzarinna on Oct 1, 2012
Bummer, that'd be a good show.
grimjob on Oct 2, 2012
woah is right
THEBATMAN on Oct 1, 2012
I love Seth but I am afraid he won't be able to joke as much as he would love to as these are not Globes....not sure where they are going with this...
David Darida on Oct 1, 2012
He is a renaissance man of entertainment! Take that, Groening
TOONFED on Oct 1, 2012
As much as I dislike that guy's shows, he showed confidence during his gig as Roastmaster for Charlie Sheen (although I heard he bombed at the Emmys). If he can keep his giant ego in check and avoid dick and fart jokes, I can see him as Oscar host.
castingcouch on Oct 1, 2012
CONAN OBRIEN??? i would like to see him hosting the oscars...
Nicolas Dalli Bortolot on Oct 1, 2012
I hope he sings a song or two!
Brad White on Oct 2, 2012
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