[Blind Gossip] Remember when we told you that the Oscars team had trouble coming up with a list of women to potentially host The Academy Awards?
They had a long list of men that they were considering, but were only able to come up with four female candidates.
Well, that list just got shorter!
[Female] was on the short list. She’s funny and can usually work a crowd. Too many missteps in the past couple of weeks, though, so she’s out.
We still don’t know if they will be going with a male or female host, but we should know soon.
The clock is ticking. Expect an announcement in the next two weeks.
Related: A Very Short Oscars List
[Optional] Who was the best Oscars host ever? Why?
Female: Tiffany Haddish
For the first time in 30 years, the Academy Awards will have no host!
Oscars 2019 to officially have no host
For the first time in three decades, the Oscars will officially have no host.
ABC Entertainment PR and an Academy spokesperson confirmed the information to ABC News on Tuesday, months after Kevin Hart stepped down as host.
The comedian stepped down in December, just hours after he was announced as the host, after homophobic tweets he posted almost eight years ago resurfaced.
In January, Hart apologized again to the LGBTQ community, adding, “We thought it was OK to talk like that, because that’s how we talked to one another … This is wrong now.”
He later said on “GMA” that “There’s no more conversation about it … I’m over that, I’m over the moment” when asked about the Oscars and his past comments.
The last time the Oscars went without a host was 1989, when producer Allan Carr decided on having more presenters instead of an MC.
Earlier this week, a diverse array of Oscars presenters were announced including Whoopi Goldberg, Tessa Thompson and Awkwafina.
The Oscars are set to air on ABC at 8 p.m. EST Feb. 24.
Did you notice the pattern of the Oscars presenters mentioned in the last paragraph? After the Kevin Hart debacle, The Academy really started focusing on women, particularly black women.
Tiffany Haddish got a lot of attention after she did a stellar job hosting Saturday Night Live last year. She was energetic, funny, and totally captivating.
Tiffany Haddish was in serious contention for the Oscars hosting gig until she had a series of missteps, including a disastrous New Year’s Eve comedy show where she stumbled through her set. From The Hollywood Reporter:
The comedian took to Twitter on New Year’s Day to confirm reports that her final show of 2018, at Miami’s James L. Knight Center, was a less-than-stellar gig in which she reportedly forgot some of her jokes as audience members walked out and she drank onstage.
Tweeting a link to a story about the incident from The Root, Haddish wrote, “Yes this happened. I wish it was better Miami. I prayed on it and I have a strong feeling this will never happened again.”
Earlier in the day, Haddish posted a video to her Instagram account in which she admits she was up until 7 a.m. partying the night before.
An Oscar host has to be professional, sharp, high energy, and able to improvise as the show progresses. Forgetting your jokes? Drinking on stage? The audience walking out? Yikes! Haddish’s one bad night resulted in her being scratched from contention.
The one good thing about a hostless Oscars? Now they have time for all five nominated songs to be performed!
Congratulations to Luckylo for being first with the correct answer!
Tiffany Haddish after she bombed in Miami?
Tiffany Hadish after that bomber of a NYE thing?
Tiffany Haddish after bombing her last gig.
Female: tiffany haddish
Too many mishaps: Tiffany Haddish recently bomb at her stand up comedy routine.
I like Ellen. They need to keep it fun. She’s fun.
Kathy Looney Griffith
DEFINITELY Tiffany Haddish.
The one that just apologized for a bad routine was probably on the list
Thank God. Definitely not Oscar material
Tiffany Haddish. <3 her, she is highsterical!
Female – Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish is out
Best host was Billy Crystal because he was naturally funny and relaxed.
Please G*d, NOT Kathy Griffin???
Gorge Burns playing G*d would have been, except he was never asked.
Tiffany Haddish. I don’t know about anyone else – but I don’t find her funny.
She definitely lost my support when she told on Sanaa Latham (she was drunk and bit Beyonce).
Definitely not cool.
Bye Felicia. This here is called karma
Tiffany Haddish bombing hard in her Miami New Year’s Eve set.
Sounds like Tiffany Haddish, but I don’t think they’d ever have let her host the Oscars — she’s too likely to go off-script.
Just do the show with NO HOST! Have an unseen announcer call out the names of presenters and give out the darned awards. And get rid of the montages too. That should trim the running time by at least half an hour.
Female: Tiffany Haddish. She just bombed a show here in Miami.
Best Oscar Host: Billy Crystal
Vidalia Q Intrigue says
Tiffany Haddish and her drunken NYE debacle.
High Steppa says
Tiffany Haddish bombed her NYE act in Miami.
The best host was Billy Crystal. No one is better.
Nobody wants to watch Hollywood have an I Hate Trump Pep Rally.
Not nobody, actually. I wouldn’t mind it.
Female might be Tiffany Haddish who ruined her chances when she put on a terrible, drunken New Year’s performance in Miami recently. It was so bad, people were walking out!
Tiffany Haddish bombed on stage recently so she’s out. I loved Billy Crystal years ago. The opening montage where he inserted himself in classic films was a classic bit. Did not care for Ellen at all so hope it is not her. I like the idea of no host. Just have celebs come on stage and announce the nominees and winner for each category. Boom, done. The Oscars are too political. They need to produce a shorter show and cut the cheesy song and dance numbers and just get on with it.
Female: Whoopi Goldberg
Oh I forgot to add:
There’s not a single funny Female host I would tap except for sure
1) LEAH REMINI,
aka Star of “King Of Queens”,
& Star of A&E’s show about exposing “Scientology, & The Aftermath”. She’s extremely intelligent, hilarious, talented, and has great comedic timing!
how talented she is!
2) Tina Fey
That’s all I got!
Leah would be interesting. Considering the number of Scientologists in Hollywood, there would be a lot of folks who wouldn’t be permitted to attend, What with Leah bein’ all SP and everything…
Oh, yeah – that “Disconnect” policy doesn’t exist. Someone tell that to all my former Scientology friends…
Due to the fact that all of these awards ceremonies are the most vapid & boring…
I’d put in somebody like Jamie Foxx to really mix it up; he not only brings great humor, however, he’s musically talented in both voice & the piano, & he also won an Oscar for “Ray”. He’s really an underrated talent!
I saw his Comedy/Talent Show 3 times in San Diego.
He got continuous standing ovations, & performed for almost 3 hours straight without a break.
He was so funny he literally made people…
Tiffany Haddish. She just bombed her NYE set and seems that she’s been partying more and more lately.
Tiffany Haddish bombed a set recently
Tiffany Haddish, cut after she bombed her stand up. I love her actually, but I think it would a little too soon for her to host the Oscars.
Best host– Ellen!
Billy Crystal. He could work a room.
They should pull in Whoopie and Ellen together!!
Best ever? Bob Hope, then Johnny Carson.
I’m guessing Tiffany Haddish for the one who’s out…
Ive heard Bob Hope was good, although I’m too young to have seen him. Johnny Carson was great cause he knew everyone – having had them all on his show – and he was used to big crowds and being on TV. Of course Billy Crystal was great but he said it takes a lot out of him to host.
I enjoyed back in the Billy Crystal days when it wasn’t so political! Haven’t watched in about 5 years and probably won’t again.
Love Neil Patrick Harris, and Ellen
Female is Tiffany Hadish
I Am PunkA says
Amy Schumer. Plus, she sucks and isn’t really funny.
Billy Crystal was the best. Funny, not mean spirited, and talented.
No idea who could or would host this year. I haven’t watched the OSCARs for years. Too political, awards bear no relation to the likes of the public, and they are all too far up their own backsides.
Historically, though. I think Billy Crystal was the best ever host.
She would never be in contention to host an award show.
Gotta be that Tiffany Haddish chick. I read she bombed hard on New Years.
Tiffany Haddish just showed up drunk to a New Year’s Eve gig. But is she a big enough deal for the Oscars?
Johnny Carson. He was funny, and could get away with wisecracks because he was the biggest TV star at the time. But always enjoyed Billy Crystal and Steve Martin.
I can’t decide between Tiffany Haddish or Chrissy Teigen.
Ellen Degeneres was the best
I’m guessing Tiffaby Haddish after her NYE show and her comments about not stopping wearing fur until cops stop killing black people.
Auntie Ann says