Seth MacFarlane: 2013 Oscars Host!

Posted Monday October 1, 2012 1:08 PM GMT

He’s raised his profile as of late thanks to a killer job hosting “Saturday Night Live’s” season premiere, and now Seth Macfarlane has another top-notch gig.

The “Family Guy” creator will host the 85th Academy Awards, scheduled to air live on February 24th, 2013.

Seth gushed, “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.”

Oscars honchos Craig Zadan and Neil Meron explained, “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.”

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