For the first time in thirty years, Oscars will be holding without a host. Variety reports that the producers of the show are planning for a group of A-listers to introduce various segments throughout the night.
This is coming after Hollywood actor and comedian, Kevin Hart stepped down as the host of the 2019 edition. Hart pulled out after his derogatory comments and tweets about the LGBTQ community were unearthed.
However, the Oscar producers and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences are seeking top talent, hoping to line-up a group for the telecast which is airing live in about six weeks.
The broadcast will feature skits and will “play up a high-profile year for music in film” no doubt highlighting likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar, the outlet noted.
The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.
The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.