No Host for the Wicked: Hollywood’s Big Night Lacks Friends

Someone else who won't bother with the time and effort of following the Oscars gala: a host. An additional public service announcement: no one has to tune in to the Oscar award broadcast. There is no obligation to do so. (France 24 photo)

France 24 – Hollywood’s biggest night — the Oscars — is set to take place next month without a host for the first time in 30 years, after comedian Kevin Hart pulled out of the gig and no suitable replacement was found.

Though organizers have yet to confirm the plans, entertainment insiders say the show’s producers are forging ahead with preparations for the 91st Academy Awards on February 24 with no emcee.

If all goes ahead, it would be the first ceremony without a host since the 1989 gala — one widely seen as one of the most embarrassing ever, featuring an infamous duet between actor Rob Lowe and… Snow White.

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