Saturday, 23 March, 2019

The Oscars would rather have A-list skits than a host

Oscars to have no host this year—report Oscars to go hostless this year and the back-up plan sounds kinda weird
Charles Bowen | 11 January, 2019, 18:14

The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are looking for top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live, on February 24, from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

Producers will choose a crop of A-listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on one host who usually has a couple of friendly jibes at the nominated films and actors.

When the tweets resurfaced, The Academy asked him to apologise but he refused to.

"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 unbelievable talented artists", he wrote on Twitter.

Oscars to have no host this year—report

The Academy nearly reconsidered Hart after he agreed to sit down with talk show host Ellen Degeneres in early January.

However, on Wednesday, January 9, (Thursday, January 10, Philippine time), Hart made an appearance on NBC's Good Morning America and officially closed any doors on becoming the Oscars emcee this year.

According to a report from Variety, the Academy Awards won't feature a singular host for the first time since 1989. Instead of an opening monologue, there was a big musical number and an infamous Rob Lowe version of "Proud Mary".

The Hollywood Reporter published an article Thursday claiming producers of the upcoming Academy Awards telecast are scrambling to get as many stars from the "Avengers" franchise as they can to appear on stage at some point.

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