American comedian Kevin HART turned down the role of the lead in the 91st ceremony of delivery of film awards “Oscar”. The reason was the scandal surrounding his statements in 2009-2011 relating to the LGBT community.
About his decision, the actor said December 7 in his Twitter. He also apologized for his remarks against gays, which he is now remembered.
I decided to give up the role of leading the ceremony of “Oscar” by the end of this year, because I don’t want that attention was diverted to me during the evening that will honor us with their presence many amazing and talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBT community for my harsh words from my past
— Kevin HART
After reports that the American film Academy has chosen HART for the lead, he remembered his tweets and jokes on stage, concerning gays. American LGBT organization GLAAD turned to HART, the Academy and ABC television broadcasting “Oscars” with the requirement to discuss the rhetoric of the comedian. Recall that comedian Kevin HART starred in the films “death at a funeral”, “Jumanji: a jungle” and “American family”.
As reported, the Academy of motion picture arts and Sciences decided to do a modest ceremony of awarding the laureates of the award “Oscar” in memory of the victims of forest fires in California.
Also the American film Academy has published the long-list of 20 films that will compete for the award “Oscar” in the category “Best visual effects”. In particular, it included pictures of “Aquaman”, “Jurassic World 2” and “Mission: impossible Consequences.”
In addition, the film “Donbass” directed by Sergei Loznitsa qualify for “Oscar” in the category “Best foreign language film”.