The Oscars To Trudge Forth Without A Host

10 January, 2019, 17:01 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Kevin Hart said he wouldn't be hosting the Oscars after the outrage his homophobic jokes sparked

However, in light of old comments made on social media, and Hart's refusal to apologize, he was essentially forced out soon after, leaving the ceremony without a host. "I think it needs to be somebody who loves the films".

The comedian himself confirmed he would definitely not be hosting, telling Good Morning America: "I'm not hosting the Oscars this year".

Hart dropped out of the annual award show in December after homophobic tweets he had shared years in the past re-emerged.

With a little less than six weeks to find a replacement for the February 24 show, the Academy has made a decision to nix a host altogether, according to a report by Variety.

DeGeneres encouraged Hart to reconsider taking up the hosting gig and even admitted she called the Academy to make a plea on his behalf to convince them to give him a second chance.

Kevin Hart seems to have fully closed the door on any possibility that he will host the Oscars. In that, you go, f*ck! "You've done it. Don't let those people win - host the Oscars". NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all....with that being said.

Kevin Hart the comedian initially announced as the 2019 Oscars host speaks
Kevin Hart says he has repeatedly apologised for his homophobic jokes

According to Variety, the idea right now is to have celebrities starring in little skits around the running time, with a focus on the music in the movies.

"I'm not shutting down the questions", he told Strahan. In my mind I got the job, it was a dream job, and things came up that simply prohibited it from happening.

With just six weeks to go before the event kicks of on February 24, it is believed the producers are now "scrambling" to line up "top talent" for the telecast. Instead, all of them will likely stand humiliated when the Nielsen numbers the following Monday reveal the show managed to outdo last year's record as being one of the lowest-rated Oscars ever. "There's a lot of eyeballs on it, so everybody is going to have an opinion", "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane recently told USA Today about the PC police going after Oscar hosts.

The Academy, which hands out the Oscar awards, has not announced a replacement host.

"I shouldn't have to prove who I am", Hart said.

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