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When it was announced that "Family Guy" genius (in our eyes, anyway) Seth MacFarlane would host the daddy of all awards shows this year, more than a few expertly waxed brows were raised. And now, perhaps, they're being raised even higher. For
nearly a billion years over eight decades, the black-tie ceremony has ended with the penultimate award for Best Picture… but not anymore — at least, not this year.
"Ending the Oscars with the Best Picture is so 2011," MacFarlane explained. OK, he didn't really say that, but we're pretty sure that's what he's thinking. Because this funny man has some big plans to shake up this show which tends to be steeped in tradition.
As reported by Vulture, MacFarlane is teaming up with the triple-threat Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway's "Wicked," "The West Wing," "Glee") for a "special show-closing musical performance." According to Academy Award producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it's a "can't miss moment." And they definitely wouldn't lie. We can only imagine what this duo has in store, but one thing is certain: it must be better than "Amour"/ "Argo"/ "Lincoln"/ "Life of Pi"/ "Beasts of the Southern Wild"/ "Silver Linings Playbook"/ "Les Miserables"/ "Django Unchained" and "Zero Dark Thirty"... combined!
Don't forget to tune in for our Oscars red carpet live stream Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on MTV.com.