Confirmed! No host for Oscars 2019 - Read why?
New Delhi : Hollywood is all set to host one of its biggest nights - The Academy Awards 2019. But, for the first time in history, the mega event will have no host. The organisers officially announced the news on Tuesday. A spokesperson from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences told AFP, “We can confirm that there will be no host.”
The decision comes after actor and comedian Kevin Hart pulled out of the gig in December following a backlash on social media over homophobic tweets he made several years ago resurfaced.
The organisers are also looking forward to come up with a new format where various A-listers will be used to introduce the different categories of awards during the event.
The Academy Award ceremony will be live on February 24 this year.
Recently, while responding to a fan, actor Dwayne Johnson wrote, “Ah mahalo dude, I was their first choice to host this year, and my goal was to make it the most fun and entertaining Oscars ever. We all tried hard, but couldn't make it work since I'm shooting 'Jumanji.”