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Kevin Hart didn’t seem too upset on Sunday night with his decision not to host the Academy Awards. The show went off without a hitch, and Hart stayed at home with his kids, choosing a quiet night with his family over the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s biggest night.
While the film industry was busy awarding Green Book as the best movie of the last year, Hart was busy at home, watching television with his kid. He posted a picture of the pair on his Instagram account with the hashtag #Harts and #DopePic. Later he posted a video of him working out.
It’s not surprising that Hart decided to skip the Oscars this year. He was all set to host the show a few months ago until old and offensive tweets of his resurfaced. The online backlash forced him to give up the gig. When Ellen DeGeneres pressured the Academy to reconsider, Hart almost came back, but ultimately decided to stay away.
The controversy didn’t end up ruining the awards show, which ran on schedule for the first time in years. Ratings were even up from last year, which were the least watched Oscars in history. Maybe Hart will get another shot in 2020. His film The Upside is already one of the first big hits of 2019, and Jumanji 3 is scheduled for release this December, proving his star is as bright as ever.