The Oscars will not have a host this year, according to new reports.
The gig has been up in the air for weeks after Kevin Hart stepped down from the role due to backlash over unearthed homophobic comments he made ten years ago.
And now it is claimed that producers will have a list of A-list stars split the presenting duties instead of having a single replacement for Kevin.
Organisers are focusing on starry skits that will “play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and Kendrick Lamar”, a source tells Variety.
The insiders claims producers will reportedly “select a crop of A-lister to introduce various segments instead of relying on one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue.”
With just six weeks to go before the event kicks of on February 24, it is believed the producers are now “scrambling” to line up “top talent” for the telecast.
The last time the ceremony aired without a host was in 1989, according to Variety.
Time will tell exactly what will happen on the Oscars stage in February.
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