Even though Kevin Hart was asked to host the 2019 Oscars, he apparently wasn’t the first choice. A fan tweeted at Dwayne Johnson the other day, basically saying he should have hosted the Oscars.
And much to everyone’s surprise, The Rock responded…
Well, damn. That would have been fun to watch. And how about him just being like, “Yeah. I was their first choice!” Is that a little shade thrown at Kevin Hart? Probably not, as they seem to be on good terms still.
Although it makes you wonder why Hart’s schedule was clear for the Oscars? He’s starring in the Jumanji sequel with Johnson, so how was he going to find the time? Strange. Maybe he plays a lesser role in the sequel.
In any event, the Oscars will go on without a host this year. Instead of one host, they’ll have multiple celebrities jump onstage to keep the show moving forward. It’ll be the first time in nearly three decades that the show will take place without a host.