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EntertainmentWhy the Oscars may have a tough time replacing Kevin Hart

00:30  11 december  2018
00:30  11 december  2018 Source:   wonderwall.com

Academy President John Bailey: Why Kevin Hart Is the Right Choice to Host the Oscars

Academy President John Bailey: Why Kevin Hart Is the Right Choice to Host the Oscars Kevin Hart is ready for his Oscar close-up. And now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey tells Variety that he’s “very excited” to see what the funny man will do when he makes his hosting debut next year. 

Academy President John Bailey: Why Kevin Hart Is the Right Choice to Host the Oscars . Kevin Hart is ready for his Oscar close-up. And now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey tells Variety that he’s “very excited” to see what the funny man will do when he makes his

Why the Oscars may have a tough time replacing Kevin Hart . The job comes with little pay, a ton of pressure and even more scrutiny. The concept of a hostless Oscars is divisive, to say the least. Executives were heard bemoaning the idea on the Golden Globes after -party circuit.

On paper, hosting the Academy Awards should be at the top of any entertainer's bucket list. In reality, that's not the case, and the Academy is finding that out the hard way.

The Academy has been scrambling to replace Kevin Hart as the Oscars host, but the search hasn't been fruitful. TMZ reports that it all has to do with money.

Why the Oscars may have a tough time replacing Kevin Hart © Griffin Lipson/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Kevin Hart attends the TimesTalks session in New York City on Sept. 20, 2018.

"The infamously small paycheck for hosting the Oscars has been an underlying issue for the Academy for a long time," the website reports. "The Academy doesn't like to shell out for a host because they consider it the opportunity of a lifetime."

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The reason why I passed is I’ve addressed this several times . . . . I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I Days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named comedian Kevin Hart this year’s Oscars host, homophobic tweets that he posted

December 4, 2018 — Kevin Hart is announced as Oscars host. Flash forward three years to Hart Even though Hart said he was "done" talking about this situation, he still had a press tour to go on for his However, this time Hart gave a little more explanation about his thoughts on the matter, saying

For some, that's true. Before Kevin stepped down as host in light several offensive tweets, he was thrilled to serve as host.

How much (or how little) does the gig actually pay? Jimmy Kimmel said he got $15,000 to host in 2017. Considering the scrutiny, pressure and preparation that comes along with the job, that paycheck isn't worth it for many of entertainment's biggest stars.

Why the Oscars may have a tough time replacing Kevin Hart © Kevin Winter / Getty Images Host Jimmy Kimmel delivers his opening monologue at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 4, 2018.

Since the show needs to fill Kevin's void in a hurry, TMZ notes that whoever the Academy is approaching to host has some serious leverage at the negotiating table.

Related video: The Timeline of Kevin Hart’s Oscars Debacle (via Inside Edition)

Michael Che Defends Kevin Hart on 'SNL': Watch

Michael Che Defends Kevin Hart on 'SNL': Watch “Didn’t the Academy nominate Mel Gibson for an award just last year?” he asked, referencing controversial racist statements the director made a few years ago. “Also, if Kevin Hart isn’t clean enough to host the Oscars then no black comic is. The only black comic I know that’s cleaner than Kevin Hart is booked for the next 3-10 years,” Che said as a picture of Bill Cosby was shown.

Why did Kevin Hart quit hosting the 2019 Oscars ? On December 7, 2018, Kevin Hart announced on If the Oscars are set to replace the comedian There was speculation that Kevin Hart might return, but in January, he told ABC's Good Morning America: "I'm not hosting the Oscars this year."

But the Kevin Hart choice so discounted the Oscars ’ gay viewers that it almost felt like a deliberate insult. The sad, maybe embarrassing fact is that if Hart had stayed on as host, I still would have watched the Oscars . Because it’s a requirement of my job, yes—but also because I love the Oscars .

Kevin Hart Apologizes Again, Defends Past Jokes on SiriusXM Show.
"Uh-oh, you're on that edge," Hart's friends say in the background of the segment as the comedian tries to explain himself.

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