After the Kevin Hart debacle, it looks like the Oscars are over the idea of a host for the upcoming 2019 awards ceremony. Insiders claim the Academy is planning on going hostless for the first time in nearly three decades.
Producers are currently trying to put together a group of A-listers to introduce various segments, and instead of an opening monologue, they’re hoping to get a variety of stars to participate in skits or musical numbers.
“As it stands, no new offers are out, nor are any expected to be made to a single potential host to fill the void left by Kevin Hart, who dropped out within hours of being selected when he refused to apologize for his past homophobic remarks that had resurfaced on Twitter.”
So unless a miracle happens, the show will go on without a host, and honestly it probably won’t feel that much different. Most of the recent hosts did musical numbers instead of long monologues, so the opening will be familiar. It might be a little odd to not have that one steady person throughout, but that’s something the Academy has obviously considered.
The Oscars is set to air on February 24, so it’s just six weeks away. We will keep you posted as more information is released.