After Actor Kevin Hart was pushed out of the Oscars because he wouldn't apologize for decades-old tweets, the Academy Award show has decided to radically reinvent itself.
The Oscars are poised to embark on one of the most radical reinventions in the awards show’s long history. For the first time in nearly three decades, the biggest night in movies plans to go without a host, individuals with knowledge of the plans told Variety.
Producers will select a crop 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, said the insiders. The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are scrambling to line up top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live — on Feb. 24 — from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Hand-wringing at the Academy has been palpable.
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.
Daily Caller Comments:
In all seriousness, this has turned into an absolute disaster for the Academy. They went from having Kevin Hart — a great choice — lined up to lead the way, and now we’re promised nothing other than celebrities making fun of Trump.
I don’t care if you love Trump or hate him, but this idea doesn’t sound entertaining at all. In fact, it sounds boring as hell. Why would anybody want to watch this inevitable train wreck? I want to be entertained, and getting political isn’t entertaining at all to me.