Oscars Will Go On Without Host for First Time in 30 Years

Carla Harmon
January 11, 2019

It's still not clear if Kevin Hart will host this year's Oscar ceremony.

Hart, 39, initially rejected the Academy's demand he apologise, arguing that he previously said sorry when the offending tweets first emerged, before apologising again to the LGBT community and standing down as presenter of the ceremony.

"As it stands, no new offers are out, nor are any expected to be made to a single potential host to fill the void left by Kevin Hart", reports Variety. In a breaking piece at Variety, Academy insiders close to the show's planning have confirmed that Oscars 2019 will be entirely host-free, meaning no Kevin Hart, no Ellen Degeneres, no Chris Rock, not even Jimmy Kimmel. I'm not saying what I've done and what the new me is. I've done it. I've done it several times.

Hart continued to answer combatively after Strahan asked if he had any "understanding" of how LGBTQ youth could have been affected by his words.

'I have explained how I evolved, which makes me say, I'm over it. "Don't f**king sit in here and put yourself in a position where you're going to become a meme", Hart said. "I've done all that I can do".

She admitted, "Now, I realize I may not be anybody's first choice", and added of her own polarizing persona, "I'm also problematic!" Further, he believes that anyone who wants to continue the discussion and won't accept the apologies that he has already made "means it's a problem with you".

Hart maintained that he's addressed the controversy enough times, including in 2008 and on Ellen. Hart says it's too late to prepare.

"It shows me that there is no ending to it".

"I think it's my best work to date", Hart said about playing an ex-con, who cares for a quadriplegic. "This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazingly talented artists". I'm not giving no more... I'm riding with you guys. "And then I say as a heterosexual male, if I can do something to stop my son ... that's where the joke starts!" 30 years ago in 1989, the show had no host, instead opting to open with an 11-minute monologue in which actor Rob Lowe sings "Proud Mary" with Snow White.

"No. I'm not hosting the Oscars this year", he said. I've said where the rights and wrongs were.

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