NO HOST, BUT THE OS­CARS WON’T TAKE IT TO HART

With just over a month to go for the night, the team of the 2019 Academy Awards is plan­ning to rope in mul­ti­ple pre­sen­ters

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Plenty of spec­u­la­tion on pos­si­ble re­place­ments later, the 91st Academy Awards are re­port­edly set to go with­out a host this year.

In­stead of a solo artist, the team of the 2019 Academy Awards is plan­ning to re­cruit mul­ti­ple celebri­ties to present dif­fer­ent por­tions of the show, Va­ri­ety re­ports.

How­ever, since only six weeks are left un­til the show takes place, the pro­duc­ers of the pres­ti­gious award show are strug­gling to find A-list celebri­ties who would be will­ing to host the night, a job that seems fraught with pos­si­bil­i­ties of past mis­ad­ven­tures sur­fac­ing.

This comes weeks after ac­tor-co­me­dian Kevin Hart was an­nounced as the host of the 2019 award cer­e­mony, only to pull out later.

Hart stepped down from host­ing the Os­cars after his tweets from 2009-2011 con­tain­ing com­ments of a “ho­mo­pho­bic” na­ture. Shortly after, the Academy asked him to is­sue an of­fi­cial state­ment apol­o­gis­ing for his re­marks. Hart, how­ever, re­fused to apol­o­gise for his past com­ments, and quit the awards show.

THIS COMES AFTER ACTORCOMEDIAN KEVIN HART PULLED OUT OF HOST­ING THE AWARDS AFTER A SE­RIES OF PROB­LEM­ATIC TWEETS HE HAD MADE IN 2009-11, SUR­FACED ON­LINE

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