"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony next February in Los Angeles.
MacFarlane is best known for his animated TV shows Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show.
He also made his big-screen directorial debut earlier this year with Ted, starring Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, which took in more than $420 million at the box office.
He called the opportunity "an overwhelming privilege."
As the voice of Peter Griffin, Stewie, Brian and Quagmire, audiences will be waiting with baited breath to see if any of the characters make an appearance.