This year’s Oscars set to have no host



This year’s Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Cassia Ramelb

The highly anticipated 2019 Oscars will honor the best entertainment features of the year including, “A Star is Born,” “Green Book” and “Blackkklansman.”

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24. Like in the previous years, the award ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

According to ABC Entertainment PR and an Academy spokesperson, there will not be a host this year. This comes after comedian Kevin Hart refused to host the Oscars three days after it was announced due to recent resurfacing of homophobic comments from a previous stand-up routine of his. In a tweet, Hart stated: “I’m sorry that I hurt people. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love and appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”

Jennifer Lopez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chris Evans and Amandla Stenberg will present awards along with previous Oscar winners Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson and Charlize Theron.

This year’s Best Picture Nominees have the highest average domestic box office in this decade. Released in 2018, “Black Panther” is also the first superhero movie be nominated for Best Picture with seven other nominations. Netflix’s “Roma” and “The Favourite” are tied for the most nominations with 10.
Nominations for Best Song include All the Stars” fromBlack Panther,”Shallow” from “A Star is Born,” When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and others.

Nominations for Best Actor/Actress include Yalitza Aparicio in “Roma”, Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born”, Rami Malek in “Bohemian Rhapsody” and more.

See the full list of nominations here. The awards ceremony will be broadcasted at 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT on ABC.