Seth MacFarlane Named Oscars Host
Seth McFarlane | Photo Credits: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images
MacFarlane, who recently hosted Saturday Night Live and presented an award at last month's Emmys, called the opportunity "an overwhelming privilege."
"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," he said in a statement.
The 85th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC. Nominees will be announced on Jan. 10.