CD Cover art for Seth MacFarlane's 012 Grammy-nominated recording <i>Music Is Better Than Words</i>
CD Cover art for Seth MacFarlane's 012 Grammy-nominated recording Music Is Better Than Words
Seth MacFarlane will be the host for the 85th Academy Awards, to be broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

MacFarlane is the Emmy-winning creator of the hit TV cartoons Family Guy and American Dad, and is also a musician and recording artist who has performed live at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, Royal Albert Hall,and the Highline Ballroom.

As previously reported, this year's Oscars ceremony is being produced by stage, TV and film producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.