Hart was given the entire show, which saw DeGeneres pleading with him to return as the Oscars host.
To make up for the lack of a proper host, the Academy Awards will have major stars introduce various segments of the show throughout the night. The Academy Awards have had a host for every awards show since 1990, but this year marks a significant change.
Hosting the Oscars was once a great honor for a comedian. "For the first time in almost three decades, the biggest night in movies plans to go without a host, individuals with knowledge of the plans told Variety".
Hart, a previous Oscars presenter, stepped down as host of the February 24 show on December 6, days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected him following a prolonged search amid declining ratings for the annual broadcast.
Hart lamented what could've been at the 91st Academy Awards had he hosted, telling Colbert, "I was going to be good". He adds: "I'm riding with you guys". Everyone from Seth MacFarlane to Bill Crystal to Jon Stewart has hosted the event, but rumors circulated this year that producers behind the event struggled to find someone willing to take the job. "I apologize." ("Straight From the Hart")"I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets", Hart explained.
"I've said everything I can possibly say and I'm over it".
Hart, who is making TV appearances to plug his new movie, "The Upside", told DeGeneres he was "evaluating" his decision. On Wednesday morning, however, Hart appeared on GMA, where he emphatically closed the door on the Oscars issue. Hart declined to answer that question but wanted to focus on being "a good person" who shouldn't have to justify who he is. The reason I chose to pass is because I've addressed this several times, this is not the first time this has come up, I've addressed this. You've already expressed that it's not being educated on the subject, not realizing how risky those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day ... "You've done it. Don't let those people win - host the Oscars".