updated 02/21/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/21/2013 AT 4:45 PM ET
Seth MacFarlane isn’t crying over spilled popcorn.
Before he gets down to the business of hosting on Sunday’s 85th Annual Academy Awards, MacFarlane 39, posed in a lighthearted set of promotional photos, leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.
In one of the shots, the Family Guy creator is holding a tub of popcorn – but in the next, the kernels are flying everywhere, much to the star’s delight. In another shot, MacFarlane does his best impression of Oscar himself.
MacFarlane will make his Academy Awards hosting debut live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 24, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.