Washington: ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the 85th Academy Awards, producers announced on Monday.
“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,” Fox News quoted the producers as saying in a statement.
“He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him,” they said.
The gig will be MacFarlane’s first appearance on Oscar’s stage, and the first time he has hosted a big telecast of any kind.
His recent successful hosting the season premiere of ‘Saturday Night Live’ may have helped producers make the unconventional decision.
“It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” MacFarlane said.