Kevin Hart controversy sees Oscars go hostless

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor and comedian Kevin Hart visits 'Sway in the Morning' hosted by SiriusXM's Sway Calloway on Eminem's Shade 45 atÊthe SiriusXM studios on January 9, 2019 in New...

Comedian Kevin Hart was due to present the 2019 Oscars until he had to step down following controversial tweets he posted – now nobody will present it.

The Oscars will have no dedicated host this year following the controversial tweets scandal involving the man due to present the ceremony, Kevin Hart. Hart stepped down last month after a backlash against tweets he sent that were perceived to be anti-LGBTQ+ erupted – the Academy Awards organisers will now assemble a group of A-listers to share hosting duties instead, according to Variety.

Actor Kevin Hart poses during 'The Upside' Screening and Conversation with Kevin Hart at 92nd Street Y on November 15, 2018 in New York City.Actor Kevin Hart poses during 'The Upside' Screening and Conversation with Kevin Hart at 92nd Street Y on November 15, 2018 in New York City.

Award nominations for the 91st annual ceremony, which will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, will be announced on 22 January. A number of screenplays and individuals are expected to do well in a fiercely competitive year, with some predicting big wins for A Star is Born, others backing BlaKkKlansman and more still fancying Golden Globes big winner Bohemian Rhapsody.

In other awards news, the BAFTAs announced its nominees this week with the Favourite gaining 12 nominations.

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