Seth MacFarlane Won’t Host the 2014 Oscars

Joseph Gordon Levitt, Seth MacFarlane, and Daniel Radcliffe Oscars 2013

Joseph Gordon Levitt, Seth MacFarlane, host and Oscar®-nominee for Original Song, and Daniel Radcliffe perform during The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network - Photo credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are returning for the 86th Academy Awards in 2014, however they’ll be doing so without 2013’s host. Seth MacFarlane has put an end to the rumors and speculation about his return to the Oscar hosting gig by taking to Twitter to confirm he won’t be back.
 
MacFarlane 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–>”
 
followed by:
 
“–> recommend the job, as Zadan and Meron are two of the most talented producers in the business. My suggestion for host is Joaquin Phoenix.” – @SethMacFarlane
 
That suggestion prompted a couple of his Twitter followers to offer their own suggestions, including Amanda Bynes, Stewie, and Lindsay Lohan. @moooooog35 suggested Lohan co-host with Phoenix, saying the tagline could be: “The Oscars have never been more emotionally unstable.”
 

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