Kevin Hart has emphatically stressed that he will not be hosting the Oscars this year.
Asked on Good Morning America by Michael Strahan, if he would host the Oscars this year if he were called back, the ace comedian answered in the negative.
He however, insists that there are no long-standing issues between himself and the Academy, so anything could happen in the future, but for this year, he would not return to host the Oscars.
Kevin said: “No, I am not hosting the Oscars this year (if I am asked to come back).”
Asked if he would host the ceremony in the future, Kevin replied: “You cannot predict what can happen. I don’t want people thinking that there is a thing between me and the Academy. There isn’t. The Academy, they are amazing people. The offer was made, it was received, I was excited, things happened, it did not work out the way it should have.”
He noted that he would require a lot of time to prepare for the ceremony, as he would like to give it his best and his all, but there is not enough time to do that anymore, even if he were called back.
By Oluwatoyin Adeleye