STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Kevin Hart says 'I'm over it' and won't host the Oscars

It's official: ...

Posted: Jan 9, 2019 2:11 PM
Updated: Jan 9, 2019 2:11 PM

It's official: Kevin Hart will not host this year's Oscars.

The comedian and actor appeared on "Good Morning America" Wednesday and told host Michael Strahan "no" when asked if he will helm the Academy Awards on February 24.

Academy Awards

Arts and entertainment

Awards and prizes

Business and industry sectors

Business, economy and trade

Celebrities

Entertainment and arts awards

Kevin Hart

Media industry

Movie and video industry

Movie awards

Movies

Hart stepped down December 7 from hosting the Oscars -- just two days after announcing he would host -- after homophobic comments he made years ago resurfaced.

Hart, who had repeatedly apologized for the comments and tweets made between 2009 and 2011 -- said Wednesday that he's "done" apologizing.

"I'm over it," he told Strahan. "There's no more conversation about it. I'm over that, I'm over the moment. I'm not giving no more explanation of who I am ... I'm just done. If you didn't [hear the apology], then I don't know what you're looking for."

"I'm a good person," he added. "I love to love. If you don't see that, then that means it's a problem with you. I have nothing else to prove."

The question of whether Hart would reconsider taking the Oscars gig resurfaced last week after Ellen DeGeneres expressed support for him on her talk show and said she had called the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to talk about how to bring Hart back.

Hart, who is making TV appearances in promotion of his new movie, "The Upside," told DeGeneres he was "evaluating" his decision.

That interview received some backlash and CNN's Don Lemon called Hart out on his show for giving an "insincere" apology.

CNN has reached out to Hart's representatives for comment.

The Academy has yet to comment on who will take Hart's place or if the awards show will go without a host this year.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 10230

Reported Deaths: 215
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah248869
Marion164848
Washington158620
Clackamas84525
Umatilla7576
Union3561
Lincoln3464
Deschutes2190
Lane2183
Malheur2061
Polk15912
Linn1579
Jackson1490
Yamhill1398
Jefferson1330
Klamath1301
Morrow1021
Benton945
Hood River930
Wasco911
Josephine551
Clatsop510
Douglas500
Coos420
Columbia390
Lake210
Tillamook140
Crook130
Wallowa100
Curry80
Baker50
Sherman30
Gilliam10
Grant10
Harney10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 67°
Corvallis
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 66°
Roseburg
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 66°
North Bend
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 62°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events