Seth MacFarlane on 'The Problem With The Oscars'

Seth MacFarlane on 'The Problem With The Oscars'

The 2013 Oscars are just around the corner and first-time host Seth MacFarlane tells ET his game plan is to learn from the mistakes of ceremonies past.

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"We're just going to use the SAT method and just get a lot of sleep beforehand... Not do any prep work and just kind of wing it on the night and see how it goes," said MacFarlane at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards on Saturday night.

The Family Guy creator reveals that his daring approach to the Academy Awards gig sprung from frustration with over-perfected shows.

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"The problem with the Oscars up to this point [is that] they've practiced and prepared [to excess]."

Watch the video for more from MacFarlane on the 2013 ceremony, plus stars like Bradley Cooper, John Krasinski, Richard Gere, Judd Apatow and more dish on honoring producer Jeffrey Katzenberg for his charitable work at the Governors Awards.

The decorated Hollywood veteran joined American Film Institute founder George Stevens Jr., former stuntman Hal Needham, and documentarian D.A. Pennebaker in taking home honorary Oscars for their career achievements.