Many have speculated that Seth MacFarlane perhaps would not be asked back to host the 2014 Oscars because of the bad reviews they received back in February but actually the Academy producer, Hawk Koch thought that the ‘up’ in ratings was due in part to Seth MacFarlane as the host.
Rumors also started buzzing that he was already in lint to do the job when reports came out saying that the producers had already asked him back but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences quickly responded denying that any arrangements had been made for next year’s ceremony saying, “Given the fact that we just confirmed Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce, we understand how people might speculate in that fashion, but it’s really way too early to have any idea who our host might be in 2014,” explained an Academy spokesperson in April 2013.
But as fate would have it, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the Oscar cast producers officially offered MacFarlane the job once again…even though as the last show was approaching he expressed his feelings about doing the job again saying, “Who knows how this will go,” MacFarlane expressed before show on Feb. 24. “Even if it goes great, I just don’t think that I could do this again. It’s just too much with everything else that I have to do. I’m happy to be doing it and I will be thrilled to have done it, assuming I get out of there in one piece, but I really think this is a one-time thing for me.”
Well, he stuck to his word and has officially Tweeted his decline to host the Oscars for the March 2, 2014 show.
His two-part Tweet read: “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.
Apparently the 39 year old star actor, director, and Family Guy voice over is too busy and needs his beauty rest.