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Seth MacFarlane tells dad exciting Oscars 2013 news - video

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Seth MacFarlane has released a video on YouTube in which he reveals his Oscar hosting gig to his dad.

Earlier today, the Family Guy and Ted creator was unveiled as the host of the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, which will take place on February 24, 2013.

The footage shows MacFarlane giving the news to his father that he is due to follow in the footsteps of Billy Crystal, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, James Franco and Anne Hathaway.



Earlier today, MacFarlane said that he was "overwhelmed" at being asked to present the awards.

"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 added.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Centre in LA and be broadcast live on ABC.

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