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Oscars 2019 will have no host for first time in 30 years

The Oscars 2019 are all set to charge ahead without a host this year after Kevin Hart dropped out due to his past homophobic comments that resurfaced on Twitter Oscars to have no host this year—report
Herman Weaver | 12 January, 2019, 16:58

There was speculation that he might return, but on Wednesday he told ABC's Good Morning America: "I'm not hosting the Oscars this year".

Producers will choose a crop of A-listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on one host who usually has a couple of friendly jibes at the nominated films and actors. After finding himself embroiled in controversy, comedian Kevin Hart stepped down from the role.

The dilemma occurred after Kevin Hart dropped out in December a year ago, soon after he was named the host by the Academy, due to several anti-gay comments he made on Twitter in 2010 and 2011.

A Page Six source says, "Whoopi really is game to do it though".

"It's a insane hamster wheel and there's got to be a more exciting way to do it".

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"There's no more conversation about it..."

".To up the star quotient even further, the show's producers are now lining up appearances by as many big-name cast members from Marvel's sprawling Avengers franchise as possible". To combat that lackluster news, the Academy is scrambling to try to add to flare to the awards ceremony.

The closest we've come to having an Avengers assembly during the Oscars came when Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson presented during the 2013 telecast following the monstrous success of The Avengers in 2012.

The Oscars do air on ABC this year, which is owned by Disney, the parent company of Marvel Studios, so it seems likely the Avengers will be in attendance.

A host needs to be smart and quick on their feet and have broad appeal, said Janson, as well as the ability to hold the attention of a room on a live show and ideally a theatre background. "The offer was made, it was received, I was excited, things happened, it didn't work out the way it should have". For the first time in nearly 30 years, the ceremony will be held without leading.

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