Oscars to have no host this year

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

A pretty good showing, to be sure, but one which could clearly be improved upon five years later, given that a sizable portion of Hollywood's working actors and actresses are now members of the Marvel family (also worth noting: the Oscars air on ABC, which is owned by Disney; at the end of the day this'd just be good #CorporateSynergy). The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are looking for top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live, on February 24, from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

The move came after Hart won and lost the hosting job last month within a 26-hour span as homophobic tweets from 2010 and 2011 resurfaced.

The Academy was reportedly enthusiastic about wanting their initial pick comedian Kevin Hart to return to the position.

This does leave the Academy in a pickle. And coordinating those schedules, and the time for rehearsals, will be tricky.

As THR goes on to point out, this wouldn't be the first time the MCU family's been brought together for an Oscars appearance: back in 2013, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson all appeared onstage together. Instead of an opening monologue, there was a big musical number and an infamous Rob Lowe version of "Proud Mary".

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