130225131659-seth-macfarlane-oscars-story-topSeth MacFarlane is staying true to his word: despite being asked, he will NOT be back to host the 2014 Academy Awards.

The “Family Guy” creator and star confirmed the news on Twitter earlier today, telling his fans,

“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.”

So with MacFarlane out, the question now is who will be taking the reigns next year for the almost thankless job?  Will producers go yet again for a new, fresh face, or will safe bet Billy Crystal add another year to his resume? 

Let us know who you think should host below!