Four-Time Golden Globes Host Ricky Gervais Has Thoughts on Oscars Host Debacle

Gervais, who has hosted the Golden Globes four times, recently volunteered himself as host last month after Hart stepped down from the gig.

Former Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais thinks the Oscars having no host is a "good idea."

He'd also be cool with the annual ceremony being scrapped all together.

Following the Kevin Hart debacle, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reportedly decided to proceed without a host for the Feb. 24 ceremony, according to Variety. People have had mixed feelings about the new possible set up, as the Oscars haven't had a telecast without a host since 1989.

"I think it's a good idea for The Oscars to have no host," he tweeted Thursday. "No guests and no cameras would be good too. Just tweet the list of winners for anyone who still gives a f--k."

Gervais, who has hosted the Golden Globes four times, initially volunteered himself to host after Hart stepped down from the gig.

"Dear c---s in charge of The Oscars," the actor tweeted last month. "Let me host your show, and I promise I won't offend anyone. Not even Mel Gibson, who you nominated last year."

Gervais loves to make fun of award shows so much that he was even making fun of the Globes while hosting, and memorably laughed out loud on stage after Matt Damon won a trophy for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his performance in space drama "The Martian." And today, he amused himself on Twitter with a series of tweets about the Oscars.

Rumors of a hostless Oscars have been circulating for weeks. Back in December, "The View" discussed the idea during a Hot Topics panel segment. Whoopi Goldberg, who has hosted the show four times, was firmly against the idea.

"Here's the deal, if you wanna go hostless, that's your prerogative," she said. "I think it's a dumb idea because people need you to take them through things and take care of things when they happen."

Similarly, Bravo late-night host Busy Philipps said on her show earlier this week that a ceremony without a host is "super lame."

Even if there is no host, there might be some major superpower in the telecast. The Hollywood Reporter published an article Thursday claiming producers of the upcoming Academy Awards telecast are scrambling to get as many stars from the "Avengers" franchise as they can to appear on stage at some point.

Sources told THR that several "Avengers" stars were asked not to present at last Sunday's Golden Globes so that they're appearance at the Oscars could be more impactful for fans of the franchise.

As to what will actually go down, we will have to just wait and see.

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