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9 tips for 2013 Oscar host Seth MacFarlane
As he prepares to host the annual telecast in February 2013, the Family Guy creator would be wise to study up on the best hosts in Academy Award history
What Seth McFarlane can learn from 9 other Oscar hosts John Shearer/Invision/AP
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ew jobs are more thankless than hosting the Oscars — just ask David Letterman — but Hollywood's best, brightest, and most masochistic continue to try. On Monday, the Academy announced that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will brave the job next February 24. Our advice: Scrutinize the 84 previous Academy Awards telecasts for helpful tips. Here, 9 lessons from the best hosts in Oscar history:

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