October 1st, 2012
01:57 PM ET
It’s amazing what talking into the wrong microphone at the Emmy Awards can do for your career.
Just one week after Seth MacFarlane’s mic mishap, which he recovered from by joking, “This is what happens when you don’t come to rehearsal,” CNN has confirmed that the “Family Guy” creator will host the 85th Academy Awards.
“We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars,” telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a press release. “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."
It’s been a good year for the funnyman, who directed, wrote and lent his voice to “Ted,” which grossed more than $54 million its opening weekend in June. And in September he hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the first time.
"It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars," MacFarlane said via the press release. "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."
MacFarlane also tweeted the news, along with a video involving his dad and some "barely used" bathing suits:
The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 24 on ABC.
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