After the Kevin Hart debacle, which resulted in the removal of Hart as host of the upcoming Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is reportedly freaking out. They don’t know what to do or who to pursue for the hosting gig.
According to some reports, they’re considering going hostless…
“Sources claim various options are being considered, including doing a show without a traditional host, instead doing something ‘SNL style,’ and using a series of celebrities to segue into commercial breaks.”
That is certainly one option. Who would do the monologue then? Or would there not be one?
The Academy is going to meet Tuesday night to go over all the options. They reportedly don’t want to hire another late night host, but they also don’t want to get anyone too edgy, so their options are somewhat limited.
I mean, you know things are bad when even Kevin Hart is too controversial. He’s not exactly a dirty comic, so it was pretty shocking to see people turn on him.
We’ll see what happens. The Academy is in a tough position because hosts do not get paid that much and it’s a risky job to take. Most people are not going to like you, and you might offend someone.
Why would you want the job? Well, it’s a huge stage to be on and some true legends have hosted it before. Your name would be right next to theirs.