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Move over James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Step aside, Billy Crystal. There's a new Oscar host on tap for 2013 and it's none other than the creative force behind Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane!

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He'll host the 85th annual Academy Awards on February 24 on ABC. The show's producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, announced, “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. He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.”

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As for Seth, this will be the first time he takes the podium on one of Hollywood's biggest nights. In a statement published by The Hollywood Reporter he indicated, “It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars. 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.”

There's no denying his career is hotter than hot! In addition to co-creating American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, he made a smash directing his very first movie, Ted. He co-wrote and produced the movie and also voiced the title character which ahem, has earned over $420 million globally. Not too shabby!

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