By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars | Feb 24, 2013 11:06 PM EST
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Actor Seth MacFarlane hosted the Academy Awards on Feb. 24 and in his opening monologue he spoke about the different films in which actresses flashed their cleavage, picked on specific starlets sitting in the audience at the Dolby Theatre.
The 39-year-old continued to voice characters in Family Guy, the series he created, and American Dad while preparing for the show on Sunday. He said it was "very vocally taxing" because there is a lot of screaming and yelling he was required to do, which left him "a little exhausted."
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MacFarlane directed, co-produced, co-wrote and co-starred in Ted alongside Mark Wahlberg, which became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedic film of all time, according to The Washington Post.
"His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh," said Academy Award producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
Past Oscar hosts include Billy Crystal, James Franco with Anne Hathaway, David Letterman, Steve Martin with Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg and Chris Rock. The most-watched Oscar show remains the 1998 ceremony whenTitanic was nominated for Best Picture. More than 55 million viewers tuned in to see it win.
Watch MacFarlane's opening monologue below.
Simon Baker (Patrick Jane), Emily Swallow (Kim Fischer), and Brianna Brown (Krystal Markham) in "White Lines."
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