The man that brought us Peter Griffin and an alive but vulgar teddy bear named Ted, among other memorable characters, will head up Hollywood’s biggest night Sunday.
Seth MacFarlane was announced late last year as the host of the 85th Academy Awards, which airs Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. EST on ABC.
Though MacFarlane’s entertainment résumé is long, he is perhaps best known as the creator of Family Guy and one of the minds behind two other animated shows on Fox, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Just last year, he made an impact on the big screen with a movie he wrote, directed and produced—Ted—which opened with the highest weekend box-office take for an original R-rated comedy at $54.1 million.
Interestingly enough, when MacFarlane finishes his hosting duties he just might be heading home with an Oscar of his own—he wrote the lyrics to “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, one of the nominees in the Original Song category.
It remains to be seen how close MacFarlane’s jokes on Sunday’s Oscar telecast will approach the off-color humor he is known for in many of his works.
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