Kevin Hart rules out hosting the Oscars, says he's 'over it'

Danny Woods
January 12, 2019

"You're talking about two weeks that I would really have to prepare", he said. However, one change seems to have been forced upon them, with the production team apparently now resigned to having no host for the upcoming Oscars ceremony.

With Kevin Hart stepping down from hosting duties of The Oscars ceremony in February, the event is now host-less.

While attending Ellen DeGeneres' talk show, Hart said he does not "have a homophobic bone in my body".

Kevin Hart made another stop on his thinly-veiled public apology tour last night, appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

The last time the Oscars aired without a host was in 1989, which opened with a musical number performed by Rob Lowe and Snow White.

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Sources told Variety that producers will select A-listers to introduce segments like the opening monologue and performances.

"It's a very interesting, narrow needle that has to be threaded in order for this to work", she said.

Reports have now emerged in the Hollywood trade press that the telecast team have resigned themselves to the lack of a replacement and sought instead to secure the services of countless stars to act as awards presenters.

"Probably four-fifths of your crowd are waiting to hear whether or not they won and then four-fifths just found out they lost".

The academy plans to restructure and shorten this year's Oscars to three hours, handing out some categories during commercial breaks. To combat that lackluster news, the Academy is scrambling to try to add to flare to the awards ceremony. Representatives of the Academy say that in recent years the ceremony is too much focused on the role of facilitator. It gets no more energy.

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