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Oscars Searching for College Students to Present Statuettes

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In 2011, the Academy Awards famously tried to inject some youth into their annual proceedings by bringing on Anne Hathaway and James Franco to host the Oscars. The attempt failed, as Hathaway appeared to have ingested handfuls of happy pills prior to the show and Franco appeared to have smoked all the weed.

The producing organization then swung the pendulum back the other way, hiring stable and safe Billy Crystal to host in 2012. Now, they seem to have reached some sort of middle ground by bringing Seth McFarlane on for the 2013 show, and MacFarlane, in turn, is reaching out to the youth once again -- according to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Family Guy" creator is scouring the country to find college students to present Oscar statuettes to winners.

The search is specifically for film students, and they can enter by filling out a form on the Academy's newly created Facebook page for the competition, the Oscar Experience College Search. Students are asked such pressing questions as, "What is your favorite Oscar category and why?" and "What movie had the biggest impact in your life and why?"

Applicants also submit a short video about what they hope to contribute to the world of film.

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The search is on until January 19, at which point the Academy will pick six winners. The Oscars will air on February 24, 2013.