Oscars will reportedly forgo host for the first time in 30 years

The Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in three decades, according to a new report from Variety.

Sources told Variety, “Producers will select a crop of A-listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers.” The show is also expected to “play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar,” according to Variety.

It’s a huge departure from traditional Oscar telecasts, which rely on one or two hosts to open the show and emcee the evening.

Comedian Kevin Hart was originally named as Oscars host last year, but he stepped down after a series of past homophobic tweets...

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