The Oscars will have no host this year

Lula Sharp
January 12, 2019

The "Night School" actor appeared on "Good Morning America" Wednesday and addressed the ongoing controversy surrounding his short stint as the planned host of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony.

Marking a radical departure from past Oscar telecasts, the show's producers are considering relying on a group of A-list celebrities to introduce the various segments and take part in sketches, according to the insiders.

It's a choice made significantly more hard by the reality that Hart is in the middle of a press tour for his latest film, "The Upside", costarring Bryan Cranston.

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The comedian stepped down as host of this years Oscars after he faced backlash online when past homophobic tweets resurfaced.

"I know they're trying to use the host as a way to get better ratings, but that's really not where the ratings come from - they come from the movies", said Thompson, IndieWire editor-at-large. There is no more conversation about it.

The Academy nearly reconsidered Hart after he agreed to sit down with talk show host Ellen Degeneres in early January. But the Reporter adds that in an attempt to make up for the lack of host, the Academy's plan is to bring in the cast members of the Avengers films, among other stars. Over a month later, the Academy Awards have yet to confirm a replacement, with Marvel fans thinking Thor: Ragnarok's Korg would make the flawless host. "The offer was made, it was received, I was excited, things happened, it didn't work out the way it should have". However, the last time the Oscars didn't have a host was 1989, which featured a legendarily disastrous 11-minute song medley in place of the opening monologue.

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