Seth MacFarlane Working to "Shake Things Up" at 2013 Oscars

January 10, 2013 By:
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The "Family Guy" is coming to an awards stage near you.

Seth MacFarlane has completed his first job as Oscar host: announcing the nominees. Now, as the comedy mastermind and the awards show team prep for the big event, the big question is: What can viewers expect in-between speeches?

Hollyscoop caught up with MacFarlane at the Thursday morning nomination announcement to answer that very question.

“Well, first of all, it’s going to be me instead of another person, that's a difference,” jokes MacFarlane. “We are going to try to walk a line between still keeping it ‘The Oscars’ and acknowledging that people are there because they really are invested in this.”

Even still, the man made famous with his Broadway voice and sailor vocabulary, promises to add his own personal touch to the show.

He’ll do his best, he says, “to shake it up a little bit so that it does goose a few people now and then.”

In anticipation for one of the most scrutinized gigs in Hollywood, ranging from super-safe Billy Crystal to the “did he REALLY just say that?” approach of Ricky Gervais, MacFarlane says it’s a challenge trying to please everyone. 

“It's a balance,” he says. “It's still an amorphous work in progress; we’re still finding that tone.”

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony airs Sunday, February 24, 2013 on ABC.