The Oscars will reportedly have no host this year after the fallout with comedian Kevin Hart who stepped down from the role over resurfaced homophobic posts.
For the first time in three decades, producers will select A-list celebrities to present and introduce segments instead of having one person host the entire night, sources tell Variety.
With the 91st Academy Awards just six weeks away, producers are reportedly scrambling to coordinate the celebrity lineup for February 24.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences currently has made no new offers for an alternative host after Hart confirmed Wednesday that he would not be hosting despite a public push from Ellen DeGeneres to do so.
The last time the Oscars went without a host was in 1989. Instead, Rob Lower performed what was labeled a 'disastrous' performance with Snow White during the 61st Academy Awards.
This year's show is expected to 'play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar,' sources tell Variety.
Hart confirmed that he would not host the Oscars during an unapologetic interview on Wednesday morning where he said he was 'over' discussing his homophobic post and had 'nothing to prove' to anyone.