The Oscars are pretty much the biggest night of the year, entertainment-wise, and even if many of the wins are predictable, the show itself is always a mixed bag of good ideas, bad ideas, and "what were they thinking?" ideas on the part of its producers. Comedians, TV personalities, and even movie stars have stepped in to open the telecast over the years, but what seems promising in theory doesn't always come off in practice, and just because a host worked in years past doesn't always mean they'll score this year.
The 2013 Academy Awards will be hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, which could either be brilliant or catastrophic. Will his low-brow humor gel with this prestigious affair? He sure does love his pop culture zingers. It gets us wondering where he'll rank in the last decade or so of Oscar hosts, ever since the show moved into the Kodak Theater in Hollywood in 2002.
So we've put together a ranking of the past ten years of Oscar hosts. Spoiler alert: one Les Miserables star was the very best, and one Les Miserables star was the very worst. To find out where the rest of them line up, catch our power rankings after the jump!