By Michael Auten
Seth MacFarlane announced that he will not be hosting the 2014 Oscars on Monday on his Twitter. Even though while he hosted the Oscars there were record breaking ratings for the Oscars. He Tweeted on Monday, “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 Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most talented producers in the business. My suggestion for host is Joaquin Phoenix.”
This could come to no surprise to some as many people might not have liked how he incorporated his humor to the Oscars. Although some may not have liked it no one can deny that it brought many more younger viewers in than the last Oscars. Critics judged his jokes as offensive ranging from Chris Brown hitting Rihanna to Adele’s weight.
Seth claims he wouldn’t be able to fit hosting the Oscars into his schedule. He is currently working on a sequel to “Ted” and a western comedy “A Million Ways To Die In The West.” And those aren’t the only things. He still runs his three shows “Family Guy”, “American Dad”, and “The Cleveland Show.” He obiously has a lot on his plate.
There are two reactions to how he hosted the show. From the record younger audience they loved out and were fully entertained. The Hollywood critics called him immature and “lame”. Time Magazine wrote, “MacFarlane was uncomfortable, smarmy, unfunny – and not even bad in any memorably creative way. [MacFarlane] delivered the Oscars producers pretty much exactly what they signed up for, because it felt an awfully lot like a ‘Family Guy’ episode – a few jokes, some ‘zany’ pop culture references, some music, and a gay-panic joke.”
Seth however recived praise from the producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. And with Seth recommending Joaquin Phoenix many doubt he will actually go for it with his opinion on the Academy Awards being, “I don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t believe in it. It’s a carrot, but it’s the worst-tasting carrot I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. I don’t want this carrot. It’s totally subjective. Pitting people against each other … It’s the stupidest thing in the whole world.”
Although it got mixed reviews and despite him not wanting to return and saying that the day after the show , Seth said, “Lotta fun to have done it, though.”