The same day that The Academy officially confirmed, there will be no single host for the Oscar this year. Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has come to say that he was originally the Academy's first choice to host the exhibition program. Writing on Twitter, The Rock said he wanted to make this year's Oscars "most fun and entertaining Oscars ever".
But Rock's busy movie recordings prevented him from hosting. Specifically, he is away from filming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel. "Academy and I were super bummed, but maybe a day down the road," The Rock said.
Ah mahalo dude, I was their first choice to host this year, and my goal was to make it the most fun and entertaining Oscar ever. We all tried hard but couldn't make it work since I shoot Jumanji. Academy and I were super bummed, but maybe one day down the road 🥃 https://t.co/eiiMuBNOzb
– Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 6, 2019
In December, The Academy announced a comedian / actress and rock's Jumanji-co-star Kevin Hart will host the 91. Oscars. However, there were controversies about some of his old tweets, and this ultimately culminated in Hart.
Instead of a single host, the Oscar will include many presenters, including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jennifer Lopez, Whoopi Goldberg, and, among others, Brie Larson.
The Oscar air on ABC, and the network entertainment manager Karey Burke, said in a television criticism association this week that the show starts with a "very exciting opener." As represented by The Hollywood Reporter, she also confirmed that the goal is to keep the show for three hours, which is good news given last year's event was almost as long as Gone With The Wind.
The 91. Oscar takes place Sunday, February 24. Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody are among the best images nominated; You can see all the categories and nominees here.