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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Crazy, Stupid, Love. actress Emma Stone will come together to announce the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards on January 10.
MacFarlane discussed his role in this year’s Academy Awards with Rolling Stone explaining, “It's about finding that balance between doing what I do but acknowledging that this is the Academy Awards, not the roast of Donald Trump. It's walking that line between old-fashioned showmanship and allowing it to be contemporary with a little bit of bite. Johnny Carson and Billy Crystal are two hosts who walked that line."
The hilarious MacFarlane’s hosting duties were not received without scrutiny, as many questioned how a man who voices the likes of Peter and Stewie, as well as the hit adult teddy bear Ted, could work out hosting the prestigious awards ceremony. The actor/comedian maintains that he will prove a worthy host.
According to USA Today, the nominations will be announced in front of many reporters and media personnel at 5:30 a.m PT. The press conference will be broadcast live.
This will be the first time since 1972 that a host has participated in the nominations announcement.