By Shelby Moquin firstname.lastname@example.org
From the glittering gowns, sleek tuxedos, and A-list celebrities, they all come together for The Oscars. But one major change is that for the first time in thirty years, The Oscars will go on without a host.
Kevin Hart was originally set to host The Oscars, then recently, some homophobic comments resurfaced which lead him to step down from hosting. The media gobbled up the story and people on Twitter aren't shy about criticizing Hart and his actions.
Hart voluntarily stepped down from The Oscars saying, “Our world is becoming beyond crazy and I'm not gonna let the craziness frustrate me … if you don't believe people change, grow, evolve as they get older, [then] I don't know what to tell you.” He even made an appearance on The Ellen Show, which received some backlash because Degeneres did forgive him for his comments and asked him to rethink his decision about hosting.
The last time The Oscars went on without a host was intentional, and it was purposely set up by the producers to feature more big-time celebrity presenters. Instead of one leading host. Presenters at this year Oscars include Whoopi Goldberg, Tessa Thompson, Awkwafina, Constance Wu, and Jennifer Lopez.
There were some big upsets in the nominations department as well. Films Roma and The Favourite both walked away with ten nominations. But people were upset by the fact that Bradley Cooper was snubbed of a directors nomination, although A Star is Born was nominated in eight other categories. Another surprise was that Emily Blunt was left out of the Best Actress nominees. While Marina de Tavira made the list for her role in Roma. And movies like Black Panther made history as the first ever comic book based movie to be nominated for an Oscar.
The Oscars will air at 7:00 pm (central time) on February 24th on ABC Network. Be sure to tune in to see if your favorite movie/actor/actress takes home the win!
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