Oprah said she will NOT host the Oscars … after her boyfriend Kevin Hart has left the job because of remorse about old homophobic jokes
Heidi Parker for Dailymail.com
Oprah Winfrey does not want to keep the Oscars.
The 64-year-old media magnate is known for her work as the host of her eponymous talk show, but has said that she does not want to fill in as the host of the Academy Awards in 2019 after Kevin Hart – who was previously drafted for the prestigious job – stopped working position after the controversy that arose when his previous homophobic tweets reappeared.
At TMZ's request, if she would consider keeping the Oscars if the Academy would ask her, Oprah simply said: "No. & # 39;
NO: Oprah Winfrey does not want to keep the Oscars. The 64-year-old media mogul is known for her work as hostess of her eponymous talk show, but has indicated that she does not want to fill in as the host of the Academy Awards in 2019 after Kevin Hart; seen in November
Get hard star Kevin, 39, stepped back as a host after past homophobic tweets he posted posted again, and said he did not & # 39; distraction & # 39; wanted to be.
He twittered: & # 39; I have made the choice to resign as guest of the Oscar & # 39; s this year … this is because I do not want a distraction on an evening that should be celebrated by so many great talented artists .
I apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. & # 39; I'm sorry I hurt people …
She knows better: at TMZ's request whether she would consider hosting the Oscars if the Academy were to ask her, Oprah said simply: & # 39; No & # 39;
& # 39; I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together and not to disassemble us. Much love and appreciation for the Academy.
I hope we can meet again. & # 39;
And although the role does not go to the A Wrinkle In Time star, the former host Whoopi Goldberg has suggested that the task goes to Crazy Rich Asians, star Ken Jeong.
Responding to the comments Whoopi made recently about The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Ken said: "I was just so flattered that Whoopi had even said that.
Her friend: here with US Former First Lady Michelle Obama (R) at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois in November
& # 39; I did not even know she was going to Colbert.
& # 39; I saw her on The View yesterday morning and then, outside of the camera, she was really serious. For example: "You know, you should host" and "I'm going to talk to the Academy", and it was so beautiful, you know, that came from her. & # 39;
Ken also admitted that he would take the opportunity to organize the annual awards ceremony.
He said: & # 39; If they asked me to be a regular physician, I would be happy. I think the Academy has done a great job just by trying to get more representation on the screen … and I really think, with the success of Crazy Rich Asians, Black Panther and so many great movies right now, and so much diversity in these great films, it's exciting. It makes me so proud and excited to call myself an actor. & # 39;
He would do: and although the role does not go to the star A Wrinkle In Time, the former host Whoopi Goldberg has suggested that the task goes to Crazy Rich Asians, star Ken Jeong. Seen with his wife Tran on Thursday in LA