Kevin Hart made all the headlines last week when he revealed he was stepping down as host of the Oscars, just two days after the big announcement that he'd be hosting.
“I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past," he wrote in a post explaining his decision. "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 & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”
It now means the Academy is back on the hunt for a host, and with just three months to go, they don’t have much time.
Here’s our list of possible replacements for the 91st Academy Awards:
It’s been a big year for the actress and comic. She stole the show at the 2018 Oscars alongside Maya Rudolph as they presented the award for Documentary Short and Live Action Short. She also nailed hosting the MTV Movie and TV Awards, and won her first Emmy for a guest-hosting stint on "Saturday Night Live."
The Australian comedian’s name has been popping up all over Twitter after Kevin announced he was stepping down, with someone even setting up a petition to get her the gig. Her standup show "Nanette" was a massive hit on Netflix, and some people said her segment at this year’s Emmys (despite it being just 45 seconds) was the best thing about the ceremony.
Emmy winner Lena Waith reckons Donald Glover would be the perfect replacement. She told Variety, “Donald would be dope. He’d be funny. I would like that. Let’s make sure [whoever hosts], they’re black.”
The TV star first hosted the ceremony in 2007, and was asked back as host in 2014. Her famous selfie, featuring Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong'o, made social media history.
At three and a half hours, it’s one of the longest shows of awards season, so using a handful of hosts might stop people from switching off when they get bored. It means a mix of jokes, opinions, and famous faces viewers will want to keep watching.
Maybe it’s time to scrap the host altogether? The show is long enough, so maybe just sticking to the presenters dishing out the awards is the way to go.
Real fam, who would you like to see host the 2019 Oscars?