Seth MacFarlane reiterated that he will not be hosting the Oscars this year, with the official excuse being scheduling problems, but the actual excuse more likely lying in the realm of “Hosting the Oscars sucks. Leave me alone.”
However, it’s not like Seth is going to step down without suggesting a replacement to returning producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. His suggestion? Joaquin Phoenix.
Although Joaquin Phoenix would be a very bizarre choice out of context, in light of the past two years of hosts, the beardy weirdo would seem like the logical move. Instead of speeches and comedy bits, Phoenix could stare at the crowd and intermittently sip from the water bottle.
Can’t no one get offended by that!