Kevin Hart is over it. He’s not hosting the Oscars this year. His appearance on “Ellen” had everyone thinking that he would reemerge as the host, but nope. He’s done.
"I want everybody to know I'm done with it…I'm not addressing it anymore…"@KevinHart4real on the #Oscars controversy and backlash over past homophobic comments, jokes and tweets: https://t.co/H7qgNuSWji pic.twitter.com/9ivjnrbMut
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 9, 2019
I don’t blame him. It’s already tainted. It’s shrouded in controversy.
Because of that, it looks like the Oscars won’t have a host at all.
The Oscars are poised to embark on one of the most radical reinventions in the awards show’s long history. For the first time in nearly three decades, the biggest night in movies plans to go without a host, individuals with knowledge of the plans told Variety.
Producers will select a crop of A-listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers, said the insiders. The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are scrambling to line up top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live — on Feb. 24 — from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Hand-wringing at the Academy has been palpable.
I couldn’t care less. I can’t stand award shows anymore. It’s nothing more than liberals awarding liberals for being good liberals anyway.