Monday, May 20th, 2013

Seth MacFarlane Turned Down the Chance to Host the Oscars Again

Seth MacFarlane's performance as Oscars host this year drew a mixed response, but the ceremony got big ratings. It was reported last month that he had been asked to return to host the awards in 2014, but MacFarlane revealed today on Twitter that he said no to the opportunity. "Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep," MacFarlane wrote. He added, "However, I highly recommend the job, as [Craig] Zadan and [Neil] Meron are two of the most talented producers in the business. My suggestion for host is Joaquin Phoenix." Don't get your hopes up, everybody. Tina Fey already said there's no way she's doing it.

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  • http://twitter.com/CricketNerdist Rishabh

    He made a joke about his stint on last night's Family Guy. There was a cutaway of Stewie as host, saying something along the lines of "I respect all women everywhere. And also Jews" followed by a Hebrew newspaper with the headline "Oscars go great" or something.