Seth McFarlane, creator of the hit Fox Animated series Family Guy, has been announced as the host of this year's Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that McFarlane will host the Oscars on February 24.
Academy Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said: “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.”
McFarlane who also recently directed his first feature film Ted about a vulgar teddy bear, recently hosted SNL for the first time; has also hosted the SAG Awards, and the Roast of Charlie Sheen. McFarlane who got his start out as an animator for Hanna-Barbera and also has two other hit animated sitcoms on Fox (American Dad and The Cleveland Show) was quoted saying, “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.”
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