Seth MacFarlane will not return as host of the Oscars next year.
The “Family Guy” creator and Ted director announced the news on Monday, citing his full workload.
“Traumatized critics exhale: I’m unable to do the Oscars again,” tweeted MacFarlane. “Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep.”
He praised Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron before joking, “My suggestion for host is Joaquin Phoenix.”
With MacFarlane dropping out of contention, speculation about his replacement is set to swirl.
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