Seth MacFarlane is a TV guy known for Family Guy and his movie Ted, but really his contributions have been massively tilted toward television. For Oscar Producers Craig Zedan and Neil Maron to have picked Seth is really out of this World. A reach for a new demographic.
“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,” said Zadan and Meron. “He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.”
“It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” said MacFarlane. “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.”
Seth’s Dad Reacts To The News:
Here’s Seth MacFarlane’s pop responding to the news:
There have been over 2,000 Twitter tweets on “Seth MacFarlane” alone today. Here’s some of the more interesting reactions:
If Seth MacFarlane wasn’t hosting the Oscars, he’d be ragging on Seth MacFarlane hosting theOscars.
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) October 1, 2012
@sethmacfarlane Wtf ! You’re hosting the oscars??? Niceeeee. As host you get to bring guests right?? Haha
— Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) October 1, 2012
It’s official!! @sethmacfarlane hosting this year’s Oscars!!! I don’t think a sister could be more proud.
— Rachael MacFarlane (@GirlMacFarlane) October 1, 2012