Seth MacFarlane has been chosen to host the 85th Academy Awards, it was announced today. This will be MacFarlane's first appearance on Oscar's stage. "It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars," MacFarlane said in a statement. "My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast." MacFarlane, who created the popular TV series Family Guy, made his feature directorial debut this summer with the box office success Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg. He also co-wrote and produced the film, and voiced the title character. The Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 24 and will broadcast live in more than 225 countries.