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EntertainmentWhoopi Goldberg is willing to host Oscars after Kevin Hart drama: Report

18:06  10 january  2019
18:06  10 january  2019 Source:   wonderwall.com

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Whoopi Goldberg is pushing hard for fellow comedian Ken Jeong to host next year’s Oscars . The beloved actress and TV personality, who has hosted “I want Ken to do it, Ken Jeong,” she said when Stephen Colbert asked if she’s been called since Kevin Hart announced that he is stepping down

Whoopi Goldberg is willing to host Oscars after Kevin Hart drama: Report © Gregory Pace/REX/Shutterstock Whoopi Goldberg attends the premiere of The 2019 Academy Awards, set for Feb. 24, are just six weeks away and don't have a host for the first time in nearly three decades.

The "who will host?" drama has been making headlines ever since comedian Kevin Hart dropped out in early December after initially refusing to apologize for old homophobic comments that critics dug up on Twitter. Then, after mounting buzz that he was reconsidering, Kevin confirmed during a "Good Morning America" interview on Jan. 9 that he will not be hosting.

Whoopi Goldberg is willing to host Oscars after Kevin Hart drama: Report © Griffin Lipson/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Kevin Hart attends the TimesTalks session in New York City on Sept. 20, 2018.

Now, as reports swirl claiming that at this late hour, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has no choice but to go without a single, dedicated host and instead rely on booking A-list stars to introduce the show's various segments and guide viewers through the telecast, a new report claims that veteran Oscars host Whoopi Goldberg has let it be known that she would be willing to step in to emcee if the Academy needs her.

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Oprah said she will NOT host the Oscars... after her friend Kevin Hart stepped down from the job due to furor over old homophobic jokes Oprah Winfrey doesn't want to host the Oscars. The 64-year-old media mogul is known for her work as the host of her eponymously titled talk show, but has said she isn't looking to fill in as the host of the Academy Awards in 2019 after Kevin Hart - who was previously lined up for the prestigious job - quit the position following the controversy that arose when his previous homophobic tweets were resurfaced. When asked by TMZ if she would consider hosting the Oscars if the Academy were to ask her, Oprah simply said: 'No.' Get Hard star Kevin, 39, stepped down as host after past homophobic tweets he'd posted re-emerged, and said he didn't want to be a 'distraction'.

Kevin Hart was appointed to host the 2019 ceremony in December, but stepped down three days later in the wake of upset about homophobic comments Goldberg was among those who defended the actor Liam Neeson, after he admitted in an interview that he had wandered the streets for a week 40

Whoopi Goldberg is pushing hard for fellow comedian Ken Jeong to host next year’s Oscars . The beloved actress and TV personality, who has hosted “I want Ken to do it, Ken Jeong,” she said when Stephen Colbert asked if she’s been called since Kevin Hart announced that he is stepping down

A source tells Page Six that even though "Everyone is hoping they'll do a series of presenters and have no formal host, Whoopi really is game to do it."

Whoopi Goldberg is willing to host Oscars after Kevin Hart drama: Report © Getty Images Whoopi Goldberg welcomes the audience while hosting the 74th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 24, 2002.

Whoopi, a long-time panelist on "The View," hosted the Oscars in 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2002.

The news comes as no huge surprise, as after Kevin stepped down in December, Whoopi publicly hinted that she'd be up for the gig.

"If you want to go hostless, that's your prerogative," she said of the Academy during an episode of "The View," as reported by ABC News. "I think it's a dumb idea. People need someone to take them through things. I think it needs to be somebody who loves the films.

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Whoopi Goldberg will also take to the stage to present the 91st Academy Awards show. The host -less show in 1989 started with an 11-minute musical segment. After initially being announced as presenter, Kevin Hart shared a heartfelt post revealing it was a dream come true to host the Oscars .

ABC Calls Whoopi Goldberg Oscar Host Speculation 'Absolutely False'. After joking that Goldberg is actually away “on maternity leave,” Behar reiterated that her colleague is indeed In addition to the controversy surrounding ex- host Kevin Hart , the Academy drew criticism for its plan to give out four

Whoopi Goldberg is willing to host Oscars after Kevin Hart drama: Report © TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty Images Host Whoopi Goldberg, dressed as Queen Elizabeth I, opens the 71st Annual Academy Awards telecast at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on March 21, 1999.

"Now, I realize I may not be anybody's first choice, but...," she said, then acknowledged that she comes with baggage too. "I'm also problematic! Half of the country is really mad at me, the other half is OK until tomorrow, and then they're p---ed at me!"

Oscar nominations will be announced on Jan. 22.

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It’s official: The Oscars are going from Hart-less to just plain host-less. The 91st Academy Awards will be presented without the aid of a celebrity emcee, following weeks of controversy surrounding its original selection. A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed the no-host decision on Monday. To refresh your memory, Kevin Hart announced on Dec. 4, 2018 that he would be hosting the annual salute to cinema, calling it the “opportunity of a lifetime” and promising a “special” evening for all.

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