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Seth MacFarlane Won't Host Oscars 2014
Hollywood's boobs breathe a sigh of relief

21 May 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Twitter

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To say that Seth MacFarlane's stint as Oscars host polarised opinion would be a little like saying that it's a bit nippy in space. As statements of the bleeding obvious go it's right up there with suggesting that Joaquin Phoenix is a leftfield pick to succeed him. Well, guess who MacFarlane is tipping to succeed him?
 
MacFarlane has tweeted that he definitely won't be returning to the Dolby Theater as host next year, slipping in a sly dig at the critics - that's pretty much all of them - who panned his efforts in March.

With a packed looking schedule, including Ted 2 and comedy Western A Million Ways To Die In The West, MacFarlane has his plate full for the foreseeable. His pick for 2014 host? Yup, Commodus himself, Joaquin Phoenix. Busy little bees ahoy.

Read Empire's analysis of MacFarlane's efforts here and then let us know your pick for next year below.


Who should host next year's Oscars?
Stephen Colbert, because he's the greatest
The Rock, because #dominate
Eddie Murphy, because we're still curious to see how he'd have done it
The Muppets... you know, for kids
Lars von Trier, because what the Oscars needs is Dogme-style minimalism
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I also don't understand why he was criticised so much. Was the best oscars IMO in the last few years or more. I'm sure normality will resume this year with the usual borefest! More

Posted by sagent33 at 17:30 on 21 May 2013 | Report This Post

I'd forgotten there was an Oscars 2013
really, I can't even remember who won, I'd need to google it. I'd take Stephen Colbert tho, or Gervaise for 2014 More

Posted by Greygor at 16:08 on 21 May 2013 | Report This Post

Still don't understand why he got so panned. I thought he was a great host with just the right amount of funny. More

Posted by Whistler at 11:13 on 21 May 2013 | Report This Post

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