Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Oscars 2019: Ceremony will reportedly go without a host

Oscars 2019: Ceremony will reportedly go without a host

A contentious couple of weeks followed, in which Hart appeared on "Ellen" with Ellen DeGeneres, who said that she'd struck a deal with Academy executives to get Hart back on board in hosting the show.

According to Variety, the organizers of the award ceremony plan to move forward without a host.

On Wednesday, however, Hart shut down speculation that he would host the annual awards show. Instead, all of them will likely stand humiliated when the Nielsen numbers the following Monday reveal the show managed to outdo last year's record as being one of the lowest-rated Oscars ever.

A source told PEOPLE at the time that The Academy was considering bringing Hart back as host.

There was a glimmer of hope when Hart sat down for an interview with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The producers are apparently planning for a group of A-listers to introduce various segments throughout the night.

While he didn't want to elaborate on how he has evolved over the years, Hart said, "I'm not saying how I changed anymore".

The comedian added: 'If you didn't [hear the apology], I don't know what you're looking for. Hart initially said he wouldn't apologize, but he later did, saying he was sorry to the LGBTQ community for "my insensitive words from my past". "I apologize." ("Straight From the Hart")"I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets", Hart explained.

The comedian also said he used hurtful language because he didn't know any better. You've already expressed that it's not being educated on the subject, not realizing how unsafe those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day ... I apologized again. I said I apologized before.

While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still haven't chosen a host for the 2019 Oscars, comedian Awkwafina has thrown her name into the mix.

When contacted by Variety, a spokesperson from the Academy refused to comment on who would be hosting the show or what format it would take this year. "You've done it. Don't let those people win - host the Oscars". "But I don't believe in going backwards".

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