"I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's.this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many incredible talented artists", he wrote on Twitter.
Cameron Bailey, co-head and artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival, also doesn't feel a host is necessary.
The Academy has a real mess on its hands with the 2019 Oscars, and they're hoping Earth's mightiest heroes can rescue them. "Right now from a time perspective, I don't really have time". In his tweet where he officially declined the role, the comedian said he chose to pass on the opportunity because he does not want "to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many awesome talented artists".More news: Netflix to track and stop users from sharing their accounts with friends
But Hart didn't work out and it seems a near-impossible task to replace him.
The Academy nearly reconsidered Hart after he agreed to sit down with talk show host Ellen Degeneres in early January.
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Reports have now emerged in the Hollywood trade press that the telecast team have resigned themselves to the lack of a replacement and sought instead to secure the services of countless stars to act as awards presenters. "So it's the worst audience". Edited moments from those wins will air later in the broadcast. However, one change seems to have been forced upon them, with the production team apparently now resigned to having no host for the upcoming Oscars ceremony.
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