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Seth MacFarlane To Host The Academy Awards

Mon, October 1, 2012 12:36pm EDT by Chris Rogers 1 Comment
Seth MacFarlane Academy Awards

It’s official — Seth MacFarlane will host the Academy Awards,’s sister site DEADLINE exclusively reports. Are YOU excited? Read on for more details!

Seth MacFarlane, the mastermind behind Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show has been tapped to host the 85th annual Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

“It now looks like MacFarlane’s hosting stint on Saturday Night Live‘s premiere for this fall season was a tryout for the telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. He did well, especially during his standup where he sang and did voices and looked great and was thoroughly entertaining,” Nikki Finke of DEADLINE exclusively reports.

We LOVE that the Academy chose such a hilarious comedian to host the awards show this year.

How do YOU feel, HollywoodLifers? Watch Seth’s hosting gig on SNL below!

Here is Seth MacFarlane’s hilarious revealing of the big news on his Facebook.

— Chris Rogers