FAMILY GUY Creator Seth MacFarlane To Host The 85th Academy Awards
It remains to be seen whether or not any of this year's major comic book movies will be recognised at the 85th Academy Awards, but the event now has a host who should be familiar to the majority of you. Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane! "I was surprised. I have done a fair amount of hosting in the past but nothing of this magnitude. I was very, very pleasantly surprised," he told Deadline earlier today. "It is the Academy Awards so I think you can expect anything. It’s the Oscars so you always want a musical component and you want an injection of comedy and so I think it will be a mix of many elements. I am looking at this list of past hosts and it says Donald Duck hosted one year. It says he shared hosting duties with somebody — doesn’t say what year. I think we are gonna be just fine!"
As speculation among comic book fans that Marvel's The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises might just get a nod at next year's Academy Awards, the event now has a host in the form of Family Guy creator and Ted helmer Seth MacFarlane. Read on for details!
MacFarlane found box office success earlier this year, making his big screen directorial debut with Ted; a film which has so far grossed over $434 million worldwide. So, should we expect to see the foul mouthed teddy bear make an appearance at the show? "He costs too much money. That’s a $6 millon dollar presenter. And the perks are outrageous," joked producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. However, it seems fair to say that Ted and perhaps even characters from MacFarlane's animated works will somehow feature into the show. Below is a video in which the host breaks the news about hosting the Oscars to his father. Will you be tuning in next year? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!
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