Oscars to go hostless this year and the back-up plan sounds kinda weird
11 January, 2019, 18:13
The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are looking for top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live, on February 24, from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. The show will also "focus on starry skits and play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar".
When the tweets resurfaced, The Academy asked him to apologise but he refused to.
"The Academy had been considering welcoming Hart back if he had used the opportunity in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres to demonstrate contrition for his anti-gay jokes and recommit to hosting the show", the Varietyreport reads.
Instead of featuring one single host, the show will rely on a group of actors and celebrities who will introduce various segments and awards.
The show will go on for the Oscars without a host for the first time in decades, according to a new report from Variety.
"No, I'm not hosting the Oscars this year", he said. "Right now from a time perspective, I don't really have time". Snow White's entrance was followed by a grueling 12-minute musical number with dancing tables and chairs, Rob Lowe singing "Proud Mary", and lots of other things that made the audience visibly want to die.
Hart was originally tapped to host the Oscars in December.
The producers are reportedly looking to assemble as many cast members as possible from Marvel's Avengers for an Oscars reunion.