Kevin Hart Won't Host The Oscars And Says He Won't Apologize Again

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When asked for a definitive answer, Hart said to "GMA" anchor Michael Strahan that he will not be hosting and that it's too late to prepare for the Oscars, which is set to take place on February 24.

'I'm over that, I'm over the moment, and I'm about today, so if it's accepted, great, if it's not, it's nothing I can control. Right now, from a time perspective, I don't have the time [to return as host]... "The offer was made, it was received, I was excited, things happened, it didn't work out the way it should have". Let the Hart controversy fade, and let the Oscars, which have been suffering in the ratings along with all the other awards shows, try something different.

In the above video, their conversation starts at 1:25.

He had only been announced as host of the 91st Academy Awards Ceremony at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre three days before.

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After breaking with Hart, the Academy should have quickly moved on and laid out a plan for what would follow.

DeGeneres - a past Oscars host herself - said she called the Academy and asked them to reconsider having Hart host. 30 years ago in 1989, the show had no host, instead opting to open with an 11-minute monologue in which actor Rob Lowe sings "Proud Mary" with Snow White.

"I've tweeted it, I've talked about it when I went on Ellen".

When contacted by Variety, a spokesperson from the Academy refused to comment on who would be hosting the show or what format it would take this year.

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"Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. It's a choice that I've personally made to say I'm not addressing it anymore". You want me to be the face of this community because of this joke? "I think it needs to be somebody who loves the films".

The last time the Oscars went ahead with no host was in the late 80s. "I apologize." ("Straight From the Hart")"I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets", Hart explained.

He said Wednesday that he does not have an issue with the Academy.

Hart eventually gave a definitive answer about whether he'll host the 2019 Oscars. She says its reps instantly replied that they still wanted the funnyman to be the night's MC.

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