Seth MacFarlane Confirmed as Oscars 2013 Host

Family Guy, American Dad and Ted creator/writer/star/all-round funnyman Seth MacFarlane has been confirmed as the host of the 85th Academy Awards, due to air on Sunday 24th February, 2013. He had this to say about his appointment…

“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.”

It’s quite an inspired choice, and hopefully a much safer bet than the Brett Ratner/Eddie Murphy debacle late last year, where they both quit hosting duties after the former made an offensive joke. Yeah, MacFarlane’s far less likely to say something offensive…

But he does have an old-school Hollywood sheen about him. He can sure hold a tune, and he scrubs up well in a suit. His love for big band show-numbers can be seen in many a Family Guy-sketch and the wonderfully brassy score for Ted.

Here’s a video of him singing Singin’ in the Rain at the 2009 BBC Proms from the Royal Albert Hall to get you in the mood…

Random Farlane Fact: He’s currently dating Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.

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