April 20, 2021

The Oscars will not have an official presenter | Culture

The Oscars will not have an official presenter | Culture



The ceremony of the Oscars of this year, that is celebrated next the 24 of February in Los Angeles, will not count on an official presenter, according to has confirmed the president of ABC Entertainment, that is the one that emits the gala. Karey Burke told reporters that the ceremony will highlight the celebrities who present each award and that there are also plans for "an exciting start" in the broadcast.

The news comes two months after the comedian Kevin Hart will resign to present the Oscars by several past homophobic jokes posted on his Twitter account. Hart justified his decision not to present the 2019 Film Academy Awards for "not being a distraction," after social media reminded him of a series of homophobic jokes he made at the beginning of his career. Hart apologized but had not been able to find a substitute since then.

Hugh Jackman, Justin Timberlake, Sandra Bullock or Jimmy Kimmel among others have refused to present this year's Oscars.

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