Controversial funny man Seth Macfarlane has been announced as the host of the 2013 Academy Awards.

Seth is best known for creating hit television shows like 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' and if you watch either of these you know exactly what I mean when I say controversial comedian. Seth also lent his voice and creative writing to this past summers blockbuster 'Ted', and most recently hosted the season premiere of 'Saturday Night Live'.

This hosting gig could be genius if the Academy lets loose a little bit and gives Macfarlane the chance to do it his way. But knowing how snobby the Academy is, I would be surprised if they allow him to do that.

It will definitely be worth tuning in to find out if Seth has the guts to go off the rails a bit, the Oscars could always use a good shake-up.