Seth MacFarlane Confirms He’s Not Hosting The Oscars

Seth MacFarlane has finally answered those reports on whether or not he may host the 2014 Oscars. The short of it is that he won’t be hosting the Oscars. Initially when the host was lambasted, the comedian put out a statement saying that a second go around wasn’t really for him.

Then two months after the fact rumors persisted that he was actually going forward by discussing the possibility of hosting for a second time. Unfortunately or Fortunately, however you thought MacFarlane did, it was meant to be a one-time thing for the Family Guy creator. Although there were reports that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were reeling him back in, MacFarlane had given his final word in the form of a tweet.

In the tweet MacFarlane does admit that he was approached, but ultimately he had to turn the gig down. In his true comedic spirit he tweeted:

“Traumatized critics exhale. I’m unable to do the Oscars again. 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” Joaquin Phoenix! Oh my days! Can you imagine!”

While Joaquin Phoenix has moved on from being the butt of everyone’s joke, and is back to actually doing what he was born to do, we kind of agree that Phoenix would be a horrible yet hilarious host. It would take a miracle to get Phoenix to agree to such a job, especially when he made comments putting down the ceremony while promoting The Master.

Who do you think will make the best host? Billy Crystal proved to be a snooze fest to some critics the year before, and the year before Crystal we had to endure the odd pairing of Anne Hathaway and James Franco. It seems like the gig is cursed and no one can come out of it unscathed. Perhaps Whoopi Goldberg?

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