There’s no host for Oscars 2019, the first time in 30 years

The Oscars 2019 will have no host after Kevin Hart controversy.

by Jessie Mendoza

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The Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, will do something different this 2019, something they haven’t done in 30 years.

The show must go on. The 91st Annual Academy Awards (aka Oscars 2019) will continue the Oscars 2019 with no host. They seem to have stopped looking for an A-lister emcee who is willing to host the prestigious awards ceremony. The Academy Awards plans to recruit various hollywood stars instead of hiring just one main host to command the show.

There are only six weeks remaining until the Oscars 2019 takes place. It will happen live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019.

American comedian Kevin Hart (age 39) was chosen by the Academy Awards to host the show, but due to Kevin Hart’s homophobic tweets in the past, things became messy. Two days after the announcement of Kevin Hart as the host of the Oscars 2019, Kevin Hart passed on the opportunity.

Kevin Hart stepped down as Oscars 2019 host after his homophobic (anti-gay) tweets and jokes between 2009 and 2011 were exposed. This controversy forced the Academy Awards to give Kevin Hart an ultimatum. If he apologized for his homophobic tweets, he will remain as the host of Oscars 2019. If he didn’t, they will revoke the hosting gig.

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Kevin Hart said in an Instagram video:

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 also tweeted this:

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.

Kevin Hart 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.

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars 2019 host

Kevin Hart withdrew from hosting the 91st Academy Awards (Oscars 2019) two days after accepting the hosting gig.

The controversy arose when old anti-gay statements (between 2009 to 2011) of Kevin Hart surfaced. Kevin Hart’s team deleted the homophobic tweets that caused the outcry.

My team calls me, “Oh my God, Kevin, everyone’s upset by tweets you did years ago.” Guys, I’m nearly 40 years old. If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you. If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify the past, do you. I’m the wrong guy, man.

That statement he issued made matters worse as people found it non-apologetic. After some hours, Kevin Hart shared a video saying that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) gave him an ultimatum. If he apologized for his homophobic tweets, he would keep the hosting gig at Oscars 2019, if he didn’t, they would find a new host.

I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. I’ve addressed it. I’ve spoken on it.

I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different place in my life.

After some couple of hours, Kevin Hart announced on Twitter that he’s stepping down as the Oscars 2019 host. He 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.

I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.

More on Oscars 2019…

Oscars will reportedly forgo host for the first time in 30 years. Kevin Hart is adamant that he won’t pick up the job. 2019 Oscars Will Go On Without a Host for First Time in 30 Years: Report. According to Variety, the 91st Annual Academy Awards will have no host, since the organization appears to have given up on finding a star to take on the role.

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The Oscars Will Reportedly Have No Host This Year. 48 hours later, Hart stepped down from the gig after being given an ultimatum by the Academy: apologize for past homophobic remarks, or step aside.

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host. The turn of events followed outcry over previous anti-gay tweets, and comments Hart made during stand-up routines nearly 10 years ago. Kevin Hart says he won’t host Oscars after furor over homophobic tweets. The tweets, between 2009 and 2011, included derogatory language referring to gay people and made disparaging comments about sexuality.

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Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Criticism Over Homophobic Tweets. Days after it was announced that Kevin Hart would host the 2019 Academy Awards, backlash over some of his past comments prompted him to respond to his critics on Instagram. These Celebrities Actually Want to Host the Oscars. It’s been more than a week since Kevin Hart was announced as host of the 91st Oscars ceremony and then stepped down in response to criticism over homophobic Twitter posts.

And Now the Academy Might Not Want an Oscars Host at All. Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Homophobic Tweets Surface. If the academy wants an A-list host for the Oscars, good luck. Seth MacFarlane knows why nobody wants to host the Oscars. Jerry Seinfeld Defends Kevin Hart After the Oscars Host Controversy.

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