The Oscars Will Have No Host This Year.
Following the controversy concerning Kevin Hart hosting the Oscars after a few homophobic tweets were discovered on his twitter timeline from a few years ago and he declining to apologize which cost him the host job, the acacademy have decided the Oscars is not going to have a host this year.
For the first time in 30 years and the second time since it’s inception in 1929, the prestigious awards ceremony isn’t going to have a hosted by anyone in particular. ABC president, Kerry Burke confirmed this to reporters during the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California. She also added: “I was actually at the nominee luncheon Tuesday. It was a very exciting room to be in. The list of presenters is phenomenal and growing. In no time in history have three movies that have each grossed over $200 million have been nominated.”
She also confirmed that all the tracks nominated for Best Song would be performed during the ceremony and that the Academy has promised to keep the show to three hours. “Producers decided to not have a host and to go back to having presenters being stars. That’s the best way to keep the show to a brisk three hours,” she said.
The Oscars will be held on Sunday, 24 February, 2019.
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