The Oscars ceremony will not have an official host this year, an Academy spokesperson confirmed to NBC News.
Variety reported earlier that the Oscars will instead recruit stars for various roles in place of “one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers.”
Comedian Kevin Hart in December stepped down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets resurfaced.
The Oscars will air Feb. 24 on ABC.
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