New Year, New Kevin Hart?

Following one of the quickest turnarounds in Oscars history, Kevin Hart stepped down just 48 hours after announcing he would be hosting this year's awards.

The comedian pulled out of hosting duties after a number of his tweets from 10 years ago resurfaced online. The tweets in question were homophobic in nature, with him using words such as "fag," and "homo."

At the time of his departure, Hart tweeted "I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's... this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists."

Now, it seems that Hart might be reconsidering his decision. In an interview on 'The Ellen Show,' where Hart was promoting his new movie 'The Upside,' the comic discussed the Oscars situation. He told DeGeneres, "Leaving here I promise you I’m evaluating this conversation.

"This is a conversation I needed to have, I’m glad I had it here. I’m glad it’s as authentic and real as I could’ve hoped it would be."

DeGeneres also tells Hart that she was in contact with The Academy following his departure. She told Hart that the person she spoke to said, "We want him to host, we feel like maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong, or maybe we said the wrong thing. But we want him to host. Whatever we can do, we want him to host."

You can watch most of DeGeneres' interview with Kevin Hart below.




Degeneres also made comment on the interview after the show, revealing that she's moved the airing of the interview from next Monday to today (Friday). She tweeted her support for Hart, saying "I believe in forgiveness. I believe in second chances."

We'll likely get a confirmation on who the host of the 91st Oscars is very soon. The 2019 Oscars will take place on February 24th.

Via Variety.