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So, Who Will Host the Oscars Now?

Just 3 days after he was once first introduced, Kevin Hart is formally out as the host of this yr’s Oscars—after doubling down on his refusal to make an apology for previous homophobic tweets. In an Instagram message launched in a while prior to he formally stepped down, Hart stated he would relatively cross on the activity than acquiesce to the Academy’s request for him to factor a mea culpa to the public—although he did later tweet an apology to the LGBTQ group.

So, now that Hart is out, who’ll step in? The Oscars are bobbing up speedy: the telecast airs Feb. 24, this means that it’s crunch time for the Academy to make a choice anyone.

The hassle, in fact, is that web hosting the Oscars is usually a specifically thankless gig. A bunch should be humorous however inoffensive, and well-known sufficient to boost scores at a time when fewer and less individuals are tuning in to awards presentations (or to linear tv in any respect). If the Academy needs to play it protected, they might most likely flip to oldsters who’ve hosted in the previous (whilst moderately keeping off eye touch with Neil Patrick Harris); Hugh Jackman, as an example, involves thoughts. The triple-threat actor ultimate hosted the rite in 2009, opening with a deeply concerned and well-received quantity that cheekily however respectfully tweaked each and every perfect image nominee. Jackman additionally stated in an interview only a few days in the past that he “would love to do it again”—as long as he has sufficient time to arrange. Oscar vet Ellen DeGeneres would even be a most likely house run, bearing in mind her previous web hosting gigs. Then once more, given the selfie noticed ’spherical the international, the comic will not be keen to go back after leaving on any such prime notice.

The Academy may additionally flip to novel names, like Dwayne Johnson—the greatest film big name in the international at this time. The Rock may spice up scores, and he’d most probably make a perfect host as effectively: he’s captivating, charismatic, and humorous, in addition to an trade participant prone to ship a monologue that’s inoffensive even to all the giant egos in the room. If the Academy needs every other first-timer, although, Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph may well be a fair higher pairing; their transient bit at this yr’s Oscars hit all the proper notes. The duo had palpable chemistry, and they’re precise comedians who understand how to play to that room and to the audience at house.

Speaking of tangible comedians, there also are various other people who would make nice applicants if that they had a smidgen extra revel in, like Hannah Gadsby or Billy Eichner . . . although each would most probably be regarded as too incendiary for the Academy’s genteel sensibility.

Since the Oscars air on ABC, manufacturers may additionally wish to cross with in-house community skill. Jimmy Kimmel has already tapped out, so you already know what that implies: the Good Doctor is in. O.Ok., possibly no longer. But: Black-ish big name Tracee Ellis Ross may in truth be a super candidate. She’s gregarious, humorous and has hosted a slew of occasions prior to, from the American Music Awards to BET’s Black Girls Rock. She’s even visitor hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live with aplomb, proving that she will be able to adapt to any atmosphere. The Oscars could be a herbal subsequent step for her—so long as Ross is recreation for the gig.

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Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Photo: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Photo: By Lily Gavin.

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased

Photo: Courtesy of Focus Features.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Penelope Cruz, Assassination of Gianni Versace

Photo: By Ray Mickshaw/FX.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Photo: From Amazon Prime Video.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Photo: By George Kraychyk/HULU.

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

By Lily Gavin.

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased

Courtesy of Focus Features.

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

Nominated For Best Actor, Drama

John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Courtesy of Focus Features.

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Glenn Close, The Wife

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Rosemund Pike, A Private War

By Paul Conroy/Aviron Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Nominated For Best Actress, Drama

Nicole Kidman, Destroyer

Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

Christian Bale, Vice

Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

Robert Redford, The Old Man and the Gun

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns

Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actor, Comedy

John C. Reilly, Stan and Ollie

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Charlize Theron, Tully

Courtesy of Focus Features.

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Nominated For Best Actress, Comedy

Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Courtesy of Linda Kallerus/A24.

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy

Courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell, Vice

Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures.

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Nominated For Best Supporting Actor

Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman

Courtesy of Focus Features.

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Regina King, If Beale St. Could Talk

By Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures.

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Amy Adams, Vice

By Matt Kennedy/Annapurna Pictures.

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Emma Stone, The Favourite

through Yorgos Lanthimos/© 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

through Yorgos Lanthimos/© 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Nominated for Supporting Actress, Film

Claire Foy, First Man

Courtesy of Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures.

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

By Eric Liebowitz/FX.

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Stephan James, Homecoming

By Jessica Brooks/Amazon.

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Jason Bateman, Ozark

By Jessica Miglio/Netflix.

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Billy Porter, Pose

Courtesy of FX.

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actor, Drama (TV)

Richard Madden, Bodyguard

By Sophie Mutevelian/World Productions/Netflix.

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Julia Roberts, Homecoming

By Jessica Brooks/Amazon.

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Sandra Oh, * Killing Eve*

Courtesy of BBC America.

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Courtesy of Hulu.

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Keri Russell, The Americans

By Eric Liebowitz/FX.

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Drama (TV)

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Courtesy of STARZ.

Nominated for Best Actor, Comedy (TV)

Nominated for Best Actor, Comedy (TV)

Bill Hader, Barry

By John P. Johnson/HBO.

Nominated for Best Actor, Comedy (TV)

Nominated for Best Actor, Comedy (TV)

Donald Glover, Atlanta

By Guy D’Alema/FX.

Nominated for Best Actor, Comedy (TV)

Nominated for Best Actor, Comedy (TV)

Jim Carrey, Kidding

By Erica Parise/SHOWTIME .

© Showtime.

Nominated for Best Actor, Comedy (TV)

Nominated for Best Actor, Comedy (TV)

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

By Mike Yarish/Netflix.

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Rachel Brosnahan, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Alison Brie, GLOW

By Beth Dubber/Netflix.

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Kristen Bell, The Good Place

Courtesy of NBC.

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown

By Jojo Whilden/CBS.

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Nominated for Best Actress, Comedy (TV)

Debra Messing, Will and Grace

By Chris Haston/NBC.

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Darren Criss, Assassination of Gianni Versace

By Ray Mickshaw/FX.

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Daniel Bruhl, Alienist

By Kata Vermes/TNT.

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

By Kieron McCarron/©Blueprint Television LTD.

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

By Justin Downing/SHOWTIME.

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actor, TV Limited Series/Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

By Dusan Martincek/©National Geographic Channel/Everett Collection.

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects

By Anne Marie Fox/HBO.

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

By Christopher Saunders/SHOWTIME.

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Laura Dern, The Tale

By Kyle Kaplan/HBO.

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Regina King, Seven Seconds

By JoJo Whilden/Netflix.

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Nominated for Best Actress, TV Limited Series/Movie

Connie Britton, Dirty John

By Michael Becker/Bravo.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Henry Winkler. Barry

By John P. Johnson/HBO.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Edgar Ramirez, Assassination of Gianni Versace

By Jeff Daly/FX.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

By Kieron McCarron/©Blueprint Television LTD.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Kieran Culkin, Succession

By Ursula Coyote/HBO.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, TV

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

By Mike Yarish/Netflix.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Thandie Newton, Westworld

From HBO.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

By Anne Marie Fox/HBO.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Penelope Cruz, Assassination of Gianni Versace

By Ray Mickshaw/FX.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

From Amazon Prime Video.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, TV

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

By George Kraychyk/HULU.

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