6 New Options For Who Should Host The Oscars

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We're dying to see Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper deliver their act to the Academy Awards stage.

Less than 48 hours after his identify was introduced because the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down from the gig within the wake of controversy over the comic's previous anti-LGBTQ feedback. Hart's departure from the high-profile gig has left the Academy scrambling to discover a new host for the 91st version of the Oscars, which can air dwell on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.

Who ought to step as much as take his place? Here are our six ideas for potential replacements.

Melissa McCarthy

The Emmy-winning, two-time Golden Globe nominee is a slam dunk for the glory. Not solely is McCarthy incomes a few of her largest raves for her severe flip within the biographical dramedy Can You Ever Forgive Me?, however her killer activates late night time TV and on SNL, in addition to in depth expertise as an improv comic are proof that she's acquired all the abilities wanted to kill the gig. 

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon

It's about time these two introduced their bromance to the most important stage in Hollywood. This one has all the things: they're each singers, each nice at bodily comedy, Fallon is a late night time host (the normal go-to for awards present hosts), they'll dance and do sketch work...and neither of them have disqualifying skeletons of their closets. Plus, they're simply lovable collectively.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

Normally you don't desire a host who's prone to be nominated (and who're we kidding? possibly win) numerous the night time's main awards main the printed, however there isn't a denying the love affair audiences have had with this dynamic duo this 12 months. They've acquired nice timing, a broad enchantment to each women and men, younger and not-so-young, and might you think about the musical numbers?

Amy Schumer

Yes, the comic is pregnant, however should you've seen Ali Wong rock a stage and a bump, effectively, you recognize it's a factor. Schumer has simply the sort of acerbic, Hollywood-lacerating wit that might kill within the notoriously hard-to-crack Oscars room -- and you recognize she would pull no punches.

Tiffany Haddish

Have you seen Tiff? She can transfer, she's acquired jokes, will not be anxious about what you suppose, and has a coronary heart of gold. (She might need a Grammy, quickly, too.)

Billy Eichner

The Difficult People/Billy on the Street star has made a profession of telling the sorts of biting, A-list-targeting guided missile jokes that will match completely into the host monologue. Plus, he would simply the second overtly homosexual man to tackle the gig.