Oscars 2019 will showcase without a host.
The 91st Annual Academy Awards will have no host, since the organization appears to have given up on finding a star to take on the role. The Oscars will instead recruit various stars in place of "one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers." However, with only few weeks until the show takes place live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif, the looming deadline apparently has producers "scrambling" to find A-listers willing to take part in the star-studded show. Their struggle to pull off the task come weeks after Kevin Hart was announced as the 2019 host, only to subsequently pull out of the show.
Hart stepped down as host after homophobic statements resurfaced on Twitter, prompting the Academy to offer him an ultimatum. He could either issue an official statement apologizing for the remarks and remain as the host for 2019, but if he didn't express remorse, then they would have to rescind their offer. The comedian ultimately chose to pass on the opportunity. Nonetheless, he chose to express his regret about his prior tweets. In a Tweet, where he officially declined the role, as he does not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. He sincerely apologized to the LGBTQ community for his insensitive words in the past
The debacle continued when Ellen DeGeneres invited the Night School star to do an interview on her talk show. During their discussion, Ellen implored Hart to host the Oscars, and said "We are a huge group of people who love you and want to see you host the Oscars.” However, Hart once again said no to the job offer. But the show must go on and the biggest night on television must continue no matter what.