If you’ve been following the latest developments in the Academy Awards’ hosting controversy, you know that Kevin Hart has officially stepped down as the host for this year’s show. First he tried to fix things, then some of his fellow celebrities and comedians tried to back him up, and then… he gave up for good.
“There’s no more conversation about it,” said Hart in a Good Morning America interview. I’m over that, I’m over the moment. I’m not giving no more explanation of who I am … I’m just done. If you didn’t [hear the apology], then I don’t know what you’re looking for.”
Given the controversy over Hart’s homophobic comments and insensitive jokes, it’s probably for the best that the Academy find someone else. Or something else? The latest news is that something very different might be coming to the Oscars this year.
In fact, for the first time in 30 years, there will be no host. Rumor has it, that rather than having a single host lead the ceremonies, a variety of stars will perform in skits in between award presentations and commercials. It’s not the first time this has been done, a similar set-up was created in the 1989, where stars like Rob Lowe performed very odd sketches, which were not well received by the audience.
Anything could happen at this point, so stay tuned for more announcements during award show season!