Seth MacFarlane Won’t Host the Oscars Next Year

Seth MacFarlane Won't Host the Oscars

Host reiterates that 2013 appearance was one-time gig

Seth MacFarlane announced Monday that he won’t return to host the Oscars again in 2014, which would be even bigger news if he hadn’t made the same announcement twice before.

Speculation had risen that MacFarlane might make a comeback appearance after exec producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron signed on to return for next year’s kudocast, but MacFarlane put the idea to rest — again.

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“Traumatized critics exhale: I’m unable to do the Oscars again,” MacFarlane began in the first of a pair of tweets Monday. “Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep. However, I highly recommend the job, as Zadan and Meron are two of the most talented producers in the business. My suggestion for host is Joaquin Phoenix.”

MacFarlane has been nothing if not consistent about his plans to make his 2013 hosting appearance a one-time thing.

“It’s the time commitment, I just don’t think I could do it again,” he told the print edition of Entertainment Weekly before this year’s Feb. 24 ceremony. “It will have been almost six months that I’m working on this. And I’m still going to get savaged in the press.”

Then, after drawing polarizing reviews for his hosting performance, MacFarlane reiterated that he would not be back, saying “no way.”

In other words, MacFarlane is the opposite of the “Ask Again Later” response on a Magic 8-Ball. He’s not coming back, folks.

(Unless, of course, he does.)

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  1. Laer Carroll says:

    Thought he was great. But I want to see someone else.

    Maybe a woman. Sarah Silverman is funny, but probably too much for the old fogeys.

  2. Dick Delson says:

    Get Billy Crystal back. He knows what he’s doing.

  3. The Kingslayer says:

    Justin Timberlake is too clean cut to host the Oscars that would be one boring show.

  4. Roberto says:

    Justin Timberlake HAS TO host the Oscars at some point: Young, talented, great timing for comedy, can sing, can dance, international recognition, looks and charm. It’s a no brainer.

  5. Richard says:

    Think that Hugh Jackman should be asked back.

  6. Kenmandu says:

    The only thing that could tops Seth’s outing would be a “live” version of “Ernest Goes to the Oscars?”

  7. CJ says:

    Ellen DeGeneres was by far the best. She should have definitely made a return.

  8. Frank Caruso says:

    I think the a couple of Jimmys, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. These two alone can make a show all by itself, especially since they will be opposite each other again on network television.

  9. The Kingslayer says:

    That’s ashame Seth did a great job. Jimmy Kimmel is the only person I’d be interested in seeing the Oscars

  10. Thom says:

    Justin Timberlake is a natural. Good humored, attractive, young, hip and a Democrat .

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