The sorcerer's Careful Spell metamagic option states the it applies to “other creatures”:
When you cast a spell that forces other creatures to make a saving throw, you can protect some of those creatures from the spell full force. To do so, you spend 1 sorcery point and choose a member of those creatures up to your Charisma modifier (minimum of one creature). A chosen creature automatically succeeds on its saving throw against the spell.
Does that mean the caster can’t use it to protect himself from the effects of the spell if you happen to cast an AoE spell like ice storm?