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Why has it become so hard to find a host for the Oscars?

Just two days after being named host of the 91st Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets. For now, the Oscars are without a host.
Oscar statues stand at the entrance to the Dolby Theatre for the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California February 27, 2016. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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Every Monday, the q screen panel convenes to look at big stories happening in the film and television worlds. This week, arts and entertainment writers John Semley and Tina Hassannia join Tom Power to discuss why it's so hard to find a host for the Oscars.

Last week, Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the 91st Academy Awards just two days after he was named for the job. Hart made the announcement via Twitter after past homophobic tweets of his resurfaced. For now, the Oscars are without a host. So when exactly this dream job became so difficult to fill?

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