Seth MacFarlane to Host the Oscars: Watch Him Tell His Dad

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

Seth MacFarlane in the Set of Ted

MacFarlane is fresh off of his first feature film effort, Ted, which made $434 million worldwide. Check out our Ted quotes page for a look.

Well known for his comedic mind and musical ability for his work on Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show, MacFarlane also has some hosting experience. He hosted this season's premier of Saturday Night Live, as well as the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of the TV show Smash, will produce the awards, which will be presented on February 24, 2013.  Do you think MacFarlane is a good choice? Let us know in the comments section, and check out this video sketch of MacFarlane telling his dad the good news:

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Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane in the Set of Ted

Seth MacFarlane attended the Rhode Island School of Design.

He is an actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director, and singer. He also is the creator of Family Guy, and co-creator of American Dad! In both shows, he voices numerous characters.

Earlier, MacFarlane was a writer and animater for Hanna-Barbera, and worked on Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, and I Am Weasel.

Most recently, he was the writer, director, producer, and played the voice of Ted in the hilarious comedy Ted.

If Seth MacFarlane is in the picture, you can always count on a laugh!

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