The 91. Oscars ceremony will not have a presenter. The move was confirmed by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after the guest service Kevin Hart was agreed.
It is the first time in 30 years that the ceremony, which takes place on February 25, has no presenter. The new format will include a number of guests presenting the prizes, as well as the regular musical moments, which this year will feature Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and Kendrick Lamar, some of the nominees.
Kevin Hart's decision to give up the Oscar nomination a little more than a month after his performance touches the controversy he has put into homosexual social comment seven years ago.
The claims of the American resurfaced in social networks after the invitation were known. The comedian said in 2010 that "one of my biggest fears is that my son is growing up to be gay. (…) If I can stop my son from being gay, I will."
On Twitter, the American explained the election and said he would not "be a distraction on a night celebrated by so many talented artists. I sincerely regret the LGBTQ community for the insensitive words I have said before."