Oscars Have No Host This Year

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

DeGeneres, herself a two-time Oscars host, argued that, "They are a small group of people who are very, very loud". With that in mind, Hart was recently asked the question by Good Morning America's Michael Strahan, to which the comedian responded with a resounding no.

"No, I'm not hosting the Oscars this year", Hart said. "I understand you", he continued, adding that he hopes the LGBTQ community can forgive him and accept he's a different person from the one who sent those tweets nearly a decade ago.

During his interview last week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which proved to be just as controversial for DeGeneres as it was for Hart, the Jumanji star had said he was "evaluating" his decision to host the awards ceremony.

The US comedian and actor pulled out of hosting the award ceremony in December amid controversy over homophobic tweets he posted nearly a decade ago.

"Once again, Kevin Hart apologises for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community". We get it. I still don't think he's going to get his hosting job back, but watching him apologize over and over again is no longer entertaining. "You're not getting no more of my energy from it". Instead, whatever A-list actors the Academy can arrange will participate throughout the night in "a broadcast that will focus on starry skits and play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar, one individual involved with the show said".

The last time the Oscars went hostless, they opened with a musical number in which Rob Lowe sang with Snow White.

"There's no more conversation about it ..." If it's accepted, great. "If it's not, it's not [something] I can control". "I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets. So I'm done with it".

"I'm not saying how I've changed anymore, I'm giving no more explanation of who I am, I've done it".

"If you keep feeding this energy, then it's going to grow".

"So unfortunately I can't do it this year". In fact, following a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which saw DeGeneres encouraging Hart to accept the chance to host, the criticism started anew, this time directed at both the comedian and DeGeneres, who was accused of allowing Hart's homophobic comments a pass. I've done it. I've done it several times, I've tweeted it, I've talked about it when I went on Ellen, I said it on my radio show, I'm just done.

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