The Oscars will have no host this year

Angelina Jolie and Alfonso Cuarón attend the 'ROMA' Tastemakers Screening and Reception at San Vicente Bungalows

Angelina Jolie and Alfonso Cuarón attend the 'ROMA' Tastemakers Screening and Reception at San Vicente Bungalows

The road to the 2019 Oscars has been among the most fraught in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Hollywood Reporter has the update on the Academy's plan to proceed without a host for the 2019 Oscars ceremony that will be broadcast on Sunday, February 24.

It's believed the awards for this year will not have a host.

The dilemma occurred after Kevin Hart dropped out in December previous year, soon after he was named the host by the Academy, due to several anti-gay comments he made on Twitter in 2010 and 2011. But as Variety reported, he said no. Likely nominees would be Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and Dolly Parton, rather than having one individual kicking the ceremony off with a monologue of quips.

The problem is that there's only six weeks until the show takes place live form the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

The comedian confirmed as much in an interview earlier this week.

The Academy been fighting declining viewing figures for the Oscars for years at this point, releasing old producers and introducing edgier and younger hosts. "Right now from a time perspective, I don't really have time". When asked if he will host in the future he said, "It's hard to predict what can happen".

According to Whoopi, "People need someone to take them through things. I'm trying to think of the last time that I read a review of the Oscars the next day where everyone is raving about it-it's been a long time". "It's a choice that I've personally made to say I'm not addressing it anymore".

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