On September 6, 2012, Kevin Hart hosted the MTV Video Music Awards. He entered the stage, surrounded by a group of bodyguards dressed in intelligence suits, all of them little people. He announced, "I told MTV that I needed a bit of security. I think they took it literally. "This was the beginning joke. From his monologue. Host of an award ceremony. On December 4, 2018, the Academy Awards announced that Kevin Hart was hosting this year's Oscars. On December 6, 2018, Kevin Hart announced that he would leave the show. What the hell happened here?
Nothing about this fiasco makes sense. Kevin Hart is an extremely successful movie star and comedian. He is a man of many talents. Award ceremonies are not included. He is the most squeamish, sloppiest, scariest and most indecent guest of the last ten years. He usually stars with a female movie star and hurls her sexually, as she did on the 201
The sheer kankheit of this decision defies logic. The Academy Awards were once one of the most prestigious and well-known appearances in show business. How did it become a job they had to occupy so desperately, did they call Kevin Hart and knew about his purchase? It's not that his humor is a guilty secret that he has hidden until this week. Did not you watch any of the shows he had previously hosted? Here is Hart again at the VMAs 2012, right after the performance of Lady Gaga. "Lady Gaga got ass. I did not know that she had this whole ass. Lady Gaga got the yams. I looked. I definitely searched. "This year, Lady Gaga is nominated for Best Actress. You thought Kevin Hart should be the guy making jokes about her on live television? You have not seen him crawl out with herpes jokes a few months ago at the VMA's Tiffany Haddish? How did you think that this would not be a disaster? And who would want the job now, knowing he was on the wish list under Kevin Hart?
It's no secret that the academy struggles to find warm bodies ready to host – as Hollywood reporter this week said it was "the least – wanted a job in Hollywood." It's a Gig, where the downside is much bigger than the downside, flop at the Oscars, you're flopping big, the ratings are down – maybe not more than any other live TV event, but enough that the moderator is wrongly accused No matter what happens, Chris Rock, the biggest presenter on a live show, has crushed it both times, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are still on top of everyone's wish list after successfully completing the Golden Globes for three years – but they have never shown a desire to save the Oscars.
Jimmy Kimmell has hosted the last couple of years, and he has done his (usual) excellent job, knowing full well that he was the in-house franchisee. Type of network was. He's used to getting to his feet, keeping things moving and managing the live TV press with a cool head. Not necessarily exciting, but reliable. Ellen Degeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Hugh Jackman and Jon Stewart – they knew how to handle this tricky gig. It's a job that requires some stamina and a willingness to shut up and not be in the spotlight. But Kevin Hart? Not that guy, so he bombarded the VMAs and the BET Awards. He does not shock it so much that he's an idiot – he does it because he thinks it's funny. It's never funny. Hardly anyone would have been better suited for the Oscars. James Franco would be a better choice. Billy Crystal would be a better choice. Seth McFarlane would … I hesitate to type the rest of the sentence. But Bob Hope would be a better choice and he died 15 years ago. (Hologram!) Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway would be a brilliant move.
Several years ago, Oscar Honchos raised his eyebrows by hosting Eddie Murphy as the host – the star who had been so upset when he did not win the best actor went out in the middle of the ceremony. Hiring him as a host was a terrible idea and it did not work out. Murphy took a shit some months before the Oscars, which meant we had the pleasure of seeing him during the show. Instead, we stuck with Crystal this year, who (by his standards) only performed a god-fearing Blackface routine. In 2013, they hired MacFarlane, who was so hysterical that he wondered if he had tried to call Billy on the phone.
Until this week, the Academy's problems with business were a private matter. Now everyone on earth knows about them. The ceremony will take place on February 24th and is already in crisis mode with flame engines. (What if – God commands – take Billy to host?) Seriously, what if, please, no, boys – bite your lip, call Warren and Faye, make an offer they do not In other words, this chaos Of all the Oscar messes it could just be uglier here.