For the first time since 1989, the Academy Awards will have no host. An insider also revealed that the broadcast will rely heavily on music thanks to the success of films such as A Star is Born. If the show is not very good, even the host will not save him. But that doesn't mean the evening will be without serious starpower, because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may be assembling The Avengers for an appearance. However, one change seems to have been forced upon them, with the production team apparently now resigned to having no host for the upcoming Oscars ceremony.
According to reports, producers of the awards show will delegate the role of emcee to a selected group of celebrity A-listers who will introduce various segments.
"I'm over it", he said repeatedly to nearly every question on the topic during a sometimes testy interview on ABC's Good Morning America.
Jimmy Kimmel said he was paid $15,000 to host last year's show, so it's doubtful Whoopi is offering for monetary reasons.
Speaking to "Entertainment Tonight", she said: "My approach to all this stuff is really simple: we're lucky".
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Will the cast of Marvel's Avengers step in to host the Oscars?
For the first time in almost three decades, the Oscars could be hostless.
The 91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.