Oscar producers have found themselves to be a in a little bit of trouble this year. In December. Kevin Hart was hired to host. But when the comedian’s controversial jokes resurfaced, and it was apparent that he would not apologize for them, he stepped aside. Now with the show just weeks away from broadcast producers are considering going through the show without a host, but not before throwing one heck of a Hail Mary.
One option that’s looked likely is the Academy bringing in multiple A-list celebrities to introduce segments, and according to new report, the cast of the Avengers movies could be among those who show up to save the day. While this wont be like any other previous show, it may avoid a repeat of the 1989 cavalcade of comedy and musical skits. More on the report below.
We are only 46 days away from the 91st Academy Awards, and we still have no host. Weeks after Kevin Hart was initially announced, the comedian dropped out when homophobic remarks he made resurfaced. As a result, the Academy gave him an ultimatum: apologize for those remarks or step down so they can find a new host. Hart chose the latter. And in an effort to give him another chance, Hart went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the actor refused to apologize for his remarks and made himself out to be the victim.
As was previously reported, one option was for the Oscars to have no host this year. And now, that is beginning to look more and more like a reality. According to new reports the Academy will forgo having a host, a move that has not been made since 1989. More on the report below.
While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences figures out the hosting complications they’re dealing with, they’ve announced shortlists of potential nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony in nine different categories.
The categories we now have shortlists for are Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.
The fallout of Kevin Hart‘s recent departure from being the host of the 2019 Academy Awards continues to unravel. With the Academy unable to find a replacement, there are reports that the ceremony may not even have a host. More on that, below.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Central Intelligence, and Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (yes it was a real thing and it was amazing) star Kevin Hart has announced that he will be hosting the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony early next year. He replaces Jimmy Kimmel, who handled hosting duties for the past two Oscars.
You can see what Hart had to say about the announcement and how much it means to him, as well as tweets from the Academy and Kimmel, below.