Seth MacFarlane says theres no way hell host Oscars again

Seth MacFarlane’s gig presenting the 2013 Oscars was met with a mixture of guffaws and groans.

But regardless of what side of the fence you fell on, it appears you won’t see him presenting the Academy Awards ever again.

Responding to a fan’s question on Twitter, asking, “Would you host the Oscars again if asked?”, MacFarlane wrote, “No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though.”

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His hosting stint drew a mixed response, with some complaints accusing him of sexism, while others claimed he wasn’t controversial enough.

From the sounds of it, it was the workload, rather than the reaction, that put him off.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab) ahead of the event, MacFarlane said, "It's the time commitment, I just don't think I could do it again. It will have been almost six months that I'm working on this. And I'm still going to get savaged in the press."

Read our rundown of the best, worst and most offensive quotes from Seth MacFarlane’s Oscars .

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.