creator Seth MacFarlane
will host the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.
MacFarlane, 38, who is also the co-creator of American Dad!
and The Cleveland Show
, is no stranger to live performance. In September, he kicked off Saturday Night Live
's 38th season by hosting the premiere episode, and he's entertained sold-out audiences at both London's Royal Albert Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall.
"Seth is unbelievably talented," Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Hawk Koch said in a statement. "We couldn't be happier with the creative team we've assembled."
MacFarlane – who has been nominated for 13 Emmys and two Grammys during his illustrious career – shared his own excitement in a statement.
"It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars," MacFarlane said. "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."