Why Howie Mandel 'Never' Wants to Host Oscars
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The "America's Got Talent" judge bashes the gig the night before Kevin Hart says he's "over" his Oscars hosting controversy on today's "Good Morning America."

Howie Mandel said he would "never" host the Academy Awards, because he thinks it is a lousy gig.

While appearing on "Busy Tonight" Tuesday, the "America's Got Talent" judge was asked if he would want the job. Mandel expressed he has absolutely no interest in the hosting gig and pointed out the issues he has with all awards shows as a whole.

"Never. Never," Mandel said. "No desire to. I would never want to do it."

The comedian explained that he got into show business to "make people laugh" and for people to "enjoy" his entertainment. In his opinion, hosting the Oscars is the most "thankless job in our industry."

"Ultimately you're not there for the host," Mandel said. "You're there for the movies and the movie stars and to see what people are wearing."

"Nobody comes outta there a real winner, like even when you're brilliant," he continued.

The "Deal or No Deal" host pointed out how even stars that did a great job (shoutout Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel!) still received negative backlash.

"I don't want that. I get criticized enough," he said, then joked, "Well that's what 40 years of marriage is."

After Philipps said that it would be "super lame" for there to be no host at all, Mandel expressed the issues he has with awards shows in general.

"I don't understand any awards for what we do," he said before going on to assert that acting is really "just pretending."

"I'm not taking anything away from actors," he added, "but I don't know that we need to be that celebratory, that's the biggest celebration on Earth, and it's just about people who are pretending and wearing makeup."

The conversation, of course, came in the wake of Kevin Hart stepping down from hosting this year's ceremony after he received backlash for old homophobic tweets, as well as jokes in his stand-up material from his past.

Last Friday, Ellen gave Hart an opportunity to explain his side of the story, which then caused the daytime host to catch backlash herself for supporting his possible return.

However, Hart announced on "Good Morning America" Wednesday that he will most certainly not be hosting the Oscars.

"I'm done with it," Hart said, adding that the controversy will receive no more "energy" from him. "There's no more conversation about it. I'm literally, I'm over that, I'm over the moment."

"If it's accepted, great," he continued. "If it's not, it's not [something] I can control. Some things are just left out of your hands, so I'm done with it. I'm over it. That's where I'm personally at."

The actor pointed out that it's "too late" to prepare for the event, which is at the end of next month.

"If you didn't [hear the apology], I don't know what you're looking for," Hart said. "I'm a good person, I love to love, if you don't see that then it's a problem with you."

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