Oscars likely to not have host after Kevin Hart controversy

The Academy has decided to forgo filling what was once one of the most high-profile gigs in show business, according to a new Variety report.
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We turn to that major change coming for the oscars. Looking like it will go without a solo host after Kevin hart told Michael right here on "Gma" he won't reconsider his decision to drop out. T.J. Holmes with the latest. Good morning. This is one of Hollywood's favorite annual guessing games, who will host the academy awards and with the show coming up just next month we finally may have an answer and the answer is not a name. The answer, George, is nobody. Just over a month before the oscars and the academy still hasn't found a host. And now please welcome your host. Reporter: This morning it appears they stopped looking. "Variety" reports the academy has decided to forgo filling one of the most high-profile gigs in show business. No a-lister wants to host the oscars at this point. There's nothing in it for them. Reporter: Kevin hart was set to follow in the footsteps of Bob Hope, Billy crystal and Ellen DeGeneres but bowed out following controversies over years old anti-gay tweets. In recent days it seemed like he could be brought back but put an end to that here on "Gma." With all this being said and all this controversy and all the ways you addressed it is there hope you would host the this year? No. Absolute no. Yes, I'm not hosting the oscars this year. What would a host-free oscars look like? It hasn't happened in three decades. The last time there wasn't a host was in 1989. That show is remembered as one of the biggest debacles in history as it opened with a huge musical number including rob Lowe singing a song with snow white. Oh, Mr. Lowe. I'm such a fan. ?????? Reporter: Now 30 years later the search for a host is becoming fodder for other award shows. We are going to have some fun, give out some awards and one lucky audience member -- Both: Will host the oscars. Let's go back a couple years. Oscars so white, last year was the lowest ratings in the history of the show. You go back now to the Kevin hart debacle. Remember they announced the wrong winner for best picture. They announced the award for best popular movie and had to take it back. It's been a rough stretch for the show. Being in a relationship, why you bring up all the -- We're going to move forward. I've been trying to go for years. This might be my year.

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