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Oscars to go without a host in 2019 following Kevin Hart controversy

Oscars to go without a host in 2019 following Kevin Hart controversy

With all the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart, and now with there apparently being no host for the upcoming Oscars, it's reported the Academy is trying to bring in The Avengers to save the day.

Kevin Hart, 38, stepped down from presenting next month's ceremony after some of his past controversial tweets emerged, for which he has since spoken out twice to apologise.

Instead of featuring one single host, the show will rely on a group of actors and celebrities who will introduce various segments and awards.

The report said a new format for the show will be followed.

And, as the Oscars recently found out, it's an even tougher challenge in a politically charged era of old social media posts that could haunt contenders.

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It's been nearly 30 years since that Oscars ceremony, and it's still considered the biggest disaster in the award show's history. "It seemed like such an old-fashioned sort of escape, and I thought, 'Wow, how can that happen in today's prison system?'" he says.

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The Academy will hand out the Oscar awards on February 24 this year in Los Angeles. For the last time, I am done addressing this.

The Academy nearly reconsidered Hart after he agreed to sit down with talk show host Ellen Degeneres in early January. 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. If that's true, expect the lineup of celebrity presenters to do a lot more than just list nominees and announce the victor.


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