And the Job for Hosting the Oscars Goes to…No One

11 January, 2019, 18:15 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Angelina Jolie and Alfonso Cuarón attend the 'ROMA' Tastemakers Screening and Reception at San Vicente Bungalows

It's been nearly 30 years since that Oscars ceremony, and it's still considered the biggest disaster in the award show's history. Controversy began when his homophobic tweets resurfaced online.

With Kevin Hart out of the picture to host the Oscars, the Fiji Water girl from the Golden Globes reportedly joked that she'd be willing to fill in. Ellen tried to encourage him to return, even calling the Academy to reinstate Hart.

"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 wonderful talented artists", he wrote on Twitter.

A day later, Hart announced he was formally turning down the hosting gig.


According to the site, the Academy has decided that it won't have a traditional host, but will instead rely on a rotating cast of stars to introduce the various segments and is keen to bring in as many members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as possible. The last time the awards show did this was in 1989. 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.

The Hollywood Reporter published an article Thursday claiming producers of the upcoming Academy Awards telecast are scrambling to get as many stars from the "Avengers" franchise as they can to appear on stage at some point.

The 2019 Oscars ceremony will air February 24.

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