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Seth MacFarlane launches Oscars contest

The star will host the Oscars next year (13) and he is giving youngsters the chance to be a part of the prizegiving.

MacFarlane visited the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on Wednesday (28Nov12) to announce the contest, which will require participants to submit videos detailing how they can contribute to the future of film.

The winners will then be invited to serve as trophy carriers on the night of the Academy Awards on 24 February (13).

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In a statement, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron write, “In re-imagining what we want our Oscar show to be, we wanted everyone appearing on that stage to feel a deep commitment to film and its legacy and, most importantly, its future. That was the impetus in creating this special honour.”

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