News - December 7, 2018

Kevin Hart steps down as host of the Oscars
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Kevin Hart steps down as host of the Oscars

Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars. 

Hart, who was only confirmed as the host of the show on Tuesday (December 4th), has now decided to step down. 

His decision comes after it emerged that he had tweeted anti-gay slurs earlier in his career. The Academy will now begin the search for a new host. 

The comedian later took to Twitter to explain his decision, you can read his response below:

Next year’s Oscars will take place on February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Plans for a new category aimed at rewarding "outstanding achievement in popular film" have been delayed and will not take effect for the 2019 show. 

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