The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is accomplishing something that hasn’t been done in 30 years.
As indicated by Variety, the 91st Annual Academy Awards will have no host, since the association seems to have given up on finding a star to take on the role. The entertainment news site reports that the Oscars will rather select stars for various stars instead of “one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue loaded up with Trump zingers.”
Be that as it may, there are just six weeks until the point that the show happens live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif. This looming deadline apparently has makers “scrambling” to discover A-listers willing to take part in the star-studded show.
Their battle to pull off the task come weeks after Kevin Hart was declared as the 2019 host, just to subsequently pull out of the show.
Hart stepped down as host after homophobic statements resurfaced on Twitter, prompting the Academy to offer him an ultimatum. He could either issue an official statement saying ‘sorry’ for the comments and stay as the host for 2019, however in the event that he didn’t express remorse, they would need to rescind their offer.
The comedian ultimately chose to pass on the opportunity. “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.
In any case, he communicated his regret about his earlier tweets. In a Tweet, where he formally declined the job, Kevin stated, “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.”
The debacle proceeded when Ellen DeGeneres invited the Night School star to do an interview on her talk show. Amid their discourse, Ellen implored Hart to host the Oscars, since she said the people who voiced their resistance are “a small group of people being very, very loud.”
“We are a huge group of people who love you and want to see you host the Oscars,” DeGeneres shared.
The host even went the extent that calling the Academy herself to check whether they would enable Hart to take on the position. She told Kevin, “You are apologizing again right now. You’ve done it. Don’t let those people win. Host the Oscars.”
In any case, Hart once again said no to the job offer. He told Variety, “The moment came and it was a blessing and I was excited at the opportunity and I still am. In my mind I got the job, it was a dream job, and things came up that simply prohibited it from happening. But I don’t believe in going backwards.”
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