Seth MacFarlane Confirms He Won’t Host the Oscars Again, World Rejoices

Seth MacFarlane, the world’s leading authority on all things Seth MacFarlane, says Seth MacFarlane won’t be hosting the Oscars again next year. The multi-hyphenate, whose brand of adolescent jock humor was widely reviled at this year’s ceremony, tweeted today that he will not be hosting again in 2014.

“Traumatized critics exhale: I’m unable to do the Oscars again,” MacFarlane tweeted. “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 had reportedly been asked to host again, though it was never confirmed. However, by MacFarlane’s turn of phrase “tried to make it work,” it appears that he was, in fact, asked back.

Now, speculation begins as to who will be called in now that MacFarlane is out. Likely, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will seek out someone who can act and sing and has an equally-divided male and female fan base, hosting experience and a face for television. Let’s be honest, it’s going to be Justin Timberlake.