Seth MacFarlane to host the Oscars next year

Seth MacFarlane has been selected as the host of the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

The man behind Family Guy will host the ceremony for the first time on Sunday, February 24, 2013,

MacFarlane said: “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.”

Telecast 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.”

Source: Digital Spy

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