Seth MacFarlane will host 2013 Oscars

Family Guy creator fronting 85th annual ceremony

In a piece of news that’s as welcome as it is suprising, Family Guy creator and Ted director Seth MacFarlane has been named as the host of the 2013 Oscars.

Deadline
broke the news today, before the Academy confirmed it.

The funnyman is currently best known for his TV work (Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, American Dad!), although the brilliant Ted marked him out as a film talent to watch.

It’s a brave move from the Academy, as MacFarlane’s brand of humour is a particularly filthy one (and he’s unafraid of skewering celebs).

Still, it’ll make the show essential viewing, considering the recent hosts (2012 - Billy Crystal, charming but safe; 2011 James Franco and Anne Hathaway, just odd) have failed to set the world alight.

And given MacFarlane’s propensity for a showtune, expect it to be a big night.

The 85th Academy Awards will take place on 24 February 2014.

Excited to see what MacFarlane will come up with as host? Comment now!

Comments

    • Tarantino3011

      Oct 1st 2012, 17:10

      YES,YES, A BILLION TIIMES YES!!! I WANTED THIS TO HAPPEN SOOOOO f*****g BAD!!!!!

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    • FBKDavis

      Oct 1st 2012, 17:47

      what, this sucks. i wish the academy had the guts to get matt stone and tray parker (south park creators) to host. seth macfarlane is a giant d****e.

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    • FBKDavis

      Oct 1st 2012, 17:48

      what you blanked out d****e ok then turd sandwaich

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 1st 2012, 20:56

      Apparently he is quite to singer.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 1st 2012, 20:56

      *the

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 2nd 2012, 5:58

      YES YES YES YES !!! Seth is a genius.

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Oct 2nd 2012, 7:38

      Am I the only one who finds this guy to be insufferably smug?

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    • mynameisbob

      Oct 2nd 2012, 9:21

      No Ali, he is not. No CaptainCrazy, you are not.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 2nd 2012, 9:32

      I don't get the hate I just can't understand why anyone could dislike Seth. The man has created multiple hilarious tv shows and the best comedy movie of the year so far. I mean he got Sir Patrick Stewart to play a character called" Dick Pump" forcrying out loud.

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    • mynameisbob

      Oct 2nd 2012, 9:47

      I don't neccesarily hate the guy, but "multiple hilarious tv shows" is a bit of a stretch... haven't seen Ted, so this may be unfair but I'm assuming the plot and jokes would be pretty interchangeable with any family guy/american dad/cleveland show plot/jokes. They do all seem to be largely the same thing spread pretty thin.

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