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LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is doing something that hasn’t been done in 30 years. The 91st Academy Awards will not have any host, yes you read it right. No host for the year 2019 for Oscars!!!!

According to Variety, the 91st Annual Academy Awards will have no host, since the organization appears to have given up on finding a star to take on the role. The entertainment news site reports that the Oscars will instead recruit various stars in place of “one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers.”

However, there are only six weeks until the show takes place live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. This looming deadline apparently has producers “scrambling” to find A-listers willing to take part in the star-studded show.

Their struggle to pull off the task comes weeks after Kevin Hart was announced as the 2019 host, only to subsequently pull out of the show.

Hart had stepped down as host after homophobic statements resurfaced on Twitter, prompting the Academy to offer him an ultimatum. He could either issue an official statement apologizing for the remarks and remain as the host for 2019, but if he didn’t express remorse, then they would have to rescind their offer.

The comedian ultimately chose to pass on the opportunity. “I’m gonna be me and stand my ground. Regardless, I’m thankful and appreciative of the opportunity. If it goes away, no harm no foul,” he said in an Instagram video.

Kevin has recently claimed he’s reconsidering his decision to walk away from the Oscars as the award show still hasn’t found a replacement host, but now says he isn’t going to be working on the ceremony this year.

Speaking on ‘Good Morning America’, he said: “No. I’m not hosting the Oscars this year. It’s hard to predict what can happen … right now I don’t have the time.”

The 91st Academy Awards is set to air Sunday, February 24th.