The Gold Knight: Seth MacFarlane to host 85th Academy AwardsWritten by James A. Molnar | The Gold Knight | firstname.lastname@example.org
What began with rumors swirling around a Jimmy Fallon-hosted Oscars has now ended.
With 146 days until Oscar Sunday, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has chosen its host for the 85th Academy Awards: Seth MacFarlane.This will be the first Oscars appearance for MacFarlane, the creative force behind “Family Guy” and this summer’s comedy hit “Ted,” Telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Oct. 1.
“It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” MacFarlane said in a statement. “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.”
In September he hosted the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” Watch that episode here.
He has earned 13 Emmy nominations and won two for his work on “Family Guy.”
The Academy released a video skit of MacFarlane telling his dad that he’s hosting the Oscars. Watch below:
MacFarlane will host the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, airing locally on 13abc.
Toledo Free Press Lead Designer and Film Editor James A. Molnar blogs about all things Oscar at TheGoldKnight.com. Watch him discuss movies on “WNWO Today” around 5:50 a.m. on Fridays. Also, listen to James discuss movies on “Eye on Your Weekend” on 1370 WSPD every Friday at 6 p.m.