Why Kevin Hart Won't Host Oscars Again?

Kevin Hart Reflects on Evolving Award Show Hosting Landscape

by Zain ul Abedin
Why Kevin Hart Won't Host Oscars Again?
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In a recent exclusive interview with Sky News, the renowned comedian and actor Kevin Hart candidly shared his decision to avoid hosting prestigious awards like the Oscars in the future. Hart, who was initially slated to host the 2019 Oscars but withdrew amidst controversy over past anti-gay remarks, expressed his reservations about returning to the role of a host for such events.

During the interview, Hart offered a glimpse into his perspective, stating, "Whatever little hope you had, I want to destroy it right now. Those gigs aren't good gigs for comics. It's no shot to the Oscars, no shot to the Globes, or anything else." The comedian, known for his stand-up comedy and acting, pulled no punches in expressing his views on the challenging nature of hosting award ceremonies.

Elaborating further on his decision, Hart emphasized, "Those just aren't comedy-friendly environments anymore. I think they got it right one year where it was just a bunch of personalities acting as the hosts, and that's a nice thing." He stressed the evolving dynamics of award show hosting, suggesting that it has become a collaborative effort rather than a platform primarily tailored for comedians.

Kevin's Take on Award Show Hosting

Kevin Hart took a moment to acknowledge his peers who have successfully hosted these high-profile events, praising the likes of Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Ricky Gervais.

He commended their ability to navigate the complexities and pressures of hosting award shows. Hart shared, "It's not the gig that it was of old. It's too much pressure on the idea of a comic and what's jokes and not jokes. So, it's tough." His candid insights shed light on the considerable challenges comedians face in the contemporary landscape of award show hosting.

While Kevin Hart has chosen to step away from the hosting spotlight, fans can still enjoy his talent on screen. His latest project, the Netflix movie "Lift," began streaming on January 12th, allowing viewers to witness his comedic prowess in a different format.

As Hart continues to make his mark in the entertainment industry, his decision to forgo hosting the Oscars reflects the evolving nature of award show dynamics and the unique challenges comedians face in such roles.

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