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Adrian Cunningham | 10 January, 2019, 17:06

No, nothing of the sort will happen at the 2019 Oscars, but according to a recent report published by Variety, the ceremony may still do something quite radical, something it hasn't done in over 30 years: go without a host.

The Academy has yet to comment on who will take Hart's place or if the awards show will go without a host this year.

Well, this will certainly be a year to at least check in on the Oscars. "For the first time in almost three decades, the biggest night in movies plans to go without a host, individuals with knowledge of the plans told Variety".

It's a choice made significantly more hard by the reality that Hart is in the middle of a press tour for his latest film, The Upside, co-starring Bryan Cranston. This looming deadline apparently has producers "scrambling" to find A-listers willing to take part in the star-studded show.

"We are a huge group of people who love you and want to see you host the Oscars", DeGeneres shared. Hart initially said he wouldn't apologize, but he later did, saying he was sorry to the LGBTQ community for "my insensitive words from my past".

"I'm not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I moved on, and I'm in a completely different space in my life", Hart said in a video on Instagram.

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As for how the Oscars telecast will go down, the Academy announced changes earlier a year ago meant to shorten the show, including presenting some technical awards in a pre-recorded clip package towards the end of the broadcast.

Last Friday, Ellen gave Hart an opportunity to explain his side of the story, which then caused the daytime host to catch backlash herself for supporting his possible return.

Addressing the controversy over his did-he, didn't-he apology, Kevin continued: 'I say I'm done with it. She told Kevin, "You are apologising again right now".

"I'm over that. I'm over the moment, and I'm about today", Hart said. He added, "I'm sorry that I hurt people".

That came after she informed him that organisers had told her they would be "thrilled" if he got back on board. You've done it. Don't let those people win.