Oscars 2019 show nets Brie Larson, Daniel Craig as presenters

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Earlier this week, a diverse array of Oscars presenters were announced including Whoopi Goldberg, Tessa Thompson and Awkwafina.

Despite Hart stepping down from his hosting gig after previous homophobic tweets resurfaced, Burke said "there wasn't messiness beyond the Kevin Hart situation" when it came to planning the Oscars.

Burke added during the panel that she believed producers made a wise choice when they chose to go without a host for the awards ceremony, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Variety reported in January that for the fist time in almost three decades, the Academy will televise the show with no host, instead utilising a handful of famous faces to present different segments.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday announced its first slate of presenters.

"Or we're gonna have to move and find another host.' Talking about the tweets from 2009, 2010", Hart said in an Instagram video.

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"From blockbuster hits to intimate tales of the human spirit, the movies we celebrate at the Oscars connect us in a way that is both moving and powerful", said Karey Burke, President, ABC Entertainment. In the last such case - a highly controversial event in 1989 - producer Allan Carr made the decision in order to make room for more celebrity presenters.

"Ironically, the lack of clarity surrounding the Oscars has kept the Oscars really in the conversation and the mystery has been compelling".

The role of anchoring the Oscars has thrown up problems for a number of hosts since then.

The Oscars ceremony will also feature performances of the five nominees for best original song.

Of course, all award shows, from the Golden Globes and the Grammys to the prestigious Academy Awards, are losing viewers. "This year's show maintains Oscar traditions, and is also evolving to reflect our global audience".

The 91st Oscars will take place on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.