Seth MacFarlane, host of the forthcoming Oscars ceremony, has big plans for the event--and it involves college kids.
MacFarlane was the surprise lecturer at Professor Denise Mann's Overview of Contemporary Film History course at UCLA on Wednesday, filming an episode of the MTVU series "Stand In," in which celebrities replace normal professors for a day.
But his appearance wasn't the only surprise MacFarlane had. He also announced a nationwide contest, The Oscar Experience College Search, which will select at least six college students to come deliver Oscar statuettes to presenters during the Feb. 24 ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Normally the job is done by models, but this year, MacFarlane and Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are attempting to draw in a younger audience.