Kevin Hart won't host Oscars: 'Those aren’t comedy-friendly environments anymore'

14 january 2024

Hollywood star Kevin Hart has said he has no plans to host Hollywood's biggest night, the Oscars, as he believes awards ceremonies are no longer good for comedians.

Hart, 44, was roped in to host the Academy Awards in 2019 but had to step down after a controversy over his past homophobic tweets.

"Whatever little hope you had, I want to destroy it right now. Those gigs aren’t good gigs for comics.

His comments come close on the heels of Golden Globes host Jo Koy receiving criticism after some of his jokes fell flat during the ceremony earlier this week.

Hart said the Oscars got it right when they had "a bunch of personalities acting as the hosts".

The actor, who currently stars in Netflix movie "Lift", also praised fellow comics who have hosted the Oscars in the past.

So, me doing it is, of course, at an advantage, because I know the room and for me, and familiar with so many. But, for others it’s not the same,” Hart said.

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