Ellen DeGeneres wants the Oscars to reinstate Kevin Hart as this year’s host

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Kevin Hart could be coming back as Oscars host.

In an upcoming exclusive interview on “Ellen,” Hart told host Ellen DeGeneres that he is reconsidering his decision last month to step down as host of the 91st Academy Awards following controversy over resurfaced homophobic remarks that he made several years ago. DeGeneres, for her part, revealed that she called the Academy to ask its leaders to reconsider having Hart host the Oscars.
While DeGeneres did not specify who from the Academy she spoke with, the host said the group admitted to possibly mishandling Hart’s departure and said they were emphatic to see him return.“We want him to host, we feel like maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong, or maybe we said the wrong thing,” DeGeneres said she was told. “But we want him to host. Whatever we can do, we want him to host.”
Kevin Hart could be coming back as Oscars host.
The hour-long interview will air Friday, Jan. 4.
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