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Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars

Seth MacFarlane of 'Ted' and 'Family Guy' fame will take on MC duties for this year's Oscar ceremony.

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Seth MacFarlane (pictured) will host the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 24, 2013.

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 "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

First-time Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement Monday.

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MacFarlane made his directorial debut earlier this year with "Ted," which took in more than $420 million at the box office. The 38-year-old entertainer also hosted the season opener of "Saturday Night Live" last month.

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This is his first time hosting the Academy Awards.

Nominations for the 85th annual Oscars will be announced on Jan. 10 — nearly a week earlier than typically revealed and coming ahead of the Golden Globe Awards. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.

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