Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Could The 2019 Oscars Have No Host?

Could The 2019 Oscars Have No Host?

The 91st annual Academy Awards might go without a host for the first time in 30 years, as is reported by "Variety" on Wednesday, quoting insiders of the event.

Colbert, in an internet savvy move, gets Hart to then tell jokes that he would have had he actually hosted the Oscars.

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A Page Six source says, "Whoopi really is game to do it though". "I'm trying to think of the last time that I read a review of the Oscars the next day where everyone is raving about it-it's been a long time".

According to the report, the producers will select a number of A-listers to introduce various segments instead of "relying on one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers". 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.

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"We're looking at how we can shake up the traditional awards show format", Beth Janson, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, teased in an interview this week.

Kevin Hart made another stop on his thinly-veiled public apology tour last night, appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

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The comedian took the step after a couple of homophobic tweets by him resurfaced on Twitter post his acceptance as the Oscar 2019 host. The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are looking for top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live, on February 24, from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

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