The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is doing something that hasn’t been done in 30 years. According to the sources, the 91st Annual Academy Awards will have no host, since the organization appears to have given up on finding a star to host the prestigious award-event.
However, Oscars will instead recruit stars for various stars in place of “one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers.”
Comedian Kevin Hart, who was supposed to host the show had stepped down as host after getting embroiled in controversy after his homophobic tweets from 2010 and 2011 started making rounds on social media, hurling immense criticism his way.
In spite of Hart getting urged by talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres to revert his decision, it appears that Kevin Hart won’t be returning to the Oscar stage after all. “I’m gonna be me and stand my ground. Regardless, The Academy I’m thankful and appreciative of the opportunity. If it goes away, no harm no foul,” he said in an Instagram video.
Nonetheless, he chose to express his regret about his prior tweets. In a Tweet, where he officially declined the role, Kevin said, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”