Seth McFarlane has been named as the host of the 85th Academy Awards.
MacFarlane is best known as creator (and voice of many of the characters) of Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show. In 2012, he made the move to the movies by bringing the talking teddy bear, Ted, to the big screen.
Amazingly, MacFarlane has never been to the Oscars. He has watched many of them though, and knows what type of host he wants to be. He told EW.com, “when it comes to hosting the Oscars he wanted to stay “true to the classy Bob Hope-esque tone.”
He also told EW.com that his favorite Oscar host of all time, “to me, it’s hands down Johnny Carson,” His favorite host since 1995? Billy Crystal, nine-time host and a fill-in this year for Eddie Murphy, who dropped out after Brett Ratner resigned from his role as the telecast’s producer after making homophobic comments.”
I love MacFarlane’s work and hope he is able to bring his sense of humour and entertainment to the Oscars because it is in dire need of an injection of fun!
It looks like he has started on the right foot, check out MacFarlane’s Oscar announcement:
So the host has been announced, as has the date (24th February, 2013), all that’s left to do is announce the nominees. That announcement will happen on 10 January, 2013.