Oscar host MacFarlane wins laughs during rehearsal
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2013 file photo, 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane presents the Academy nominations for the 85th Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. MacFarlane may bring a cheekiness to Sunday's show that prods younger viewers to check out the Oscars just to see what he might pull. The 85th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Early reviews for Seth MacFarlane's Oscar-hosting skills are very positive.
Of course, the Academy Awards won't be presented until Sunday, but MacFarlane won laughs from the show's director during a rehearsal Thursday night inside the Dolby Theatre.
The 39-year-old entertainer wore jeans and sneakers as he practiced the various introductions he'll make on show night.
"Excellent. Looks really, really good, Seth," director Don Mischer's voice boomed over a loudspeaker onstage. "You're getting lots of laughs in the control room."
The jokes? We're sworn to secrecy but yes, very funny.
Sandra Bullock got a few laughs of her own at the rehearsal. The actress breezed through the theater for a quick rehearsal wearing sky-high heels with cropped pants and pin-straight hair, a credential hanging from her neck. She chewed gum, chatted with MacFarlane and left the show's producers cracking up.