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Seth MacFarlane meets Oscar as host of 85th Academy Awards

Awards show to air at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on ABC
By Jay Bobbin Published: February 22, 2013

The Oscar gig is the peak of MacFarlane's high-profile appearances of late. He hosted the season premiere of NBC's “Saturday Night Live” — which many consider the main factor in earning him the Academy Awards stint — and Barbara Walters put him on her “10 Most Fascinating People of 2012” list. But to fans of “Family Guy,” as well as “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show” (which he co-created), MacFarlane has long been a star.

“Surprisingly, it's not that much different,” he says of his current showbiz status. “After the (Oscar) ceremony is over, it might be, but not on a day-to-day basis so far. The only changes have been working on the ceremony itself and the amount of preparation. I've been drowning more than I ever have before in my own schedule, but other than that, it's been more or less the same. Amusingly enough, I still get as many remarks from people about the Comedy Central Roasts I've done as about the Oscars.”


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