After his recent stint on SNL, some very important people must have gotten the wheels spinning faster on securing a promising host for the 85th Academy Awards. While many had MacFarlane pegged for the Emmys when it was Fox’s turn to carry the awards again, it came as a surprise to many that he was in the running for the Oscars. Earlier today, in a special YouTube clip, Seth MacFarlane broke the news with his dad, who was standing by with a special gift.
The Family Guy creator noted in a release
“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.”
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are thrilled to have the Ted director on board.
“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.”
What do you think about the news? Are you pleased with MacFarlane’s gig?