Ellen DeGeneres is backing Kevin Hart’s bid to reclaim his role as this year’s Oscar host.
Hart lost the job after remarks he made about gay men and women were lifted from his Twitter history leaving him susceptible to criticism from movie lovers who urged the event’s organisers to fire him.
Now, it seems they may be on their way to rehiring him.
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Hart will appear on the ‘Ellen’ show to discuss the controversy and will tell her audience whether or not he is prepared to step back into the slot the event is still yet to fill.
This, after sources told ‘PEOPLE‘….
There has been a steady stream of buzz that things might work out between Kevin and the Academy. The Academy never really axed him – they wanted him to apologise – he wouldn’t, and then he was the one to drop out.
A lot of people at the Academy are scratching their heads because he did what they wanted him to do so really he didn’t need to quit in that case…
‘Everyone has noticed that it’s not like the Academy just pivoted to someone else; Kevin is clearly well aware that the job is still wide open. But meanwhile, he has needed to do his own clean-up work in terms of his image after all of this.
Today’s episode will see Ellen tell Hart..
‘I called the Academy today because I really want you to host the Oscars. We want him to host, whatever we can do… The Academy is saying what can we do to make this happen.