Seth MacFarlane, Kristin Chenoweth, Oscars, Academy Awards, BBC Proms 2012
Seth McFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards in his first appearance on Oscar's stage. The 85th Academy Awards will be held this Sunday, Feb 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will air live on the ABC television network. For an idea of the prowess MacFarlane brings to the stage, click below to watch him sing "Ya Got Trouble" from The Music Man in the BBC Proms 2012!
Last summer's box office success "Ted" was MacFarlane's directorial debut, which he also wrote, produced and voiced the title character. MacFarlane is the creative force behind the television series "Family Guy" and co-creator of "American Dad!" and "The Cleveland Show."
For the first time, MacFarlane hosted "Saturday Night Live" for its 38th season premiere. MacFarlane is also an accomplished live performer having played to sold out audiences at London's Royal Albert Hall and New York City's Carnegie Hall. In 2011 he released his debut album, "Music is Better Than Words," which earned two Grammy nominations. He also earned 13 Emmy nominations and won two for his work on "Family Guy."
Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony will feature MacFarlane dueting on the closing number with Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth. The evening will feature a stellar list of performers including Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand and presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.