‘Saturday Night Live’ Holds Oscar Host Auditions Following Kevin Hart’s Exit

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Holds Oscar Host Auditions Following Kevin Hart’s Exit
After briefly addressing the Kevin Hart Oscar controversy during Weekend Update last week, Saturday Night Live tonight dedicated a video skit to the search for a new Oscar host following Hart’s quick exit from the job amid furor over old homophobic tweets.

“The search for a new host begins. Who will risk everything for the chance to gain nothing,” SNL‘s audition segment asked, summing up the reasons hosting the Oscars has been called a thankless job because of the tremendous scrutiny it brings to anyone who takes it.

The SNL video included a slew of celebrities auditioning to host the 2019 Academy Awards: Tiffany Haddish, Michelle Wolf, Chris Hemsworth, Hannah Gadsby, Rami Malek, Michael Strahan, Rachel Brosnahan as Mrs. Maisel, Matthew McConaughey and Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Silverman, Terry Crews, Kanye West
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