The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is reportedly exploring if it could hold the Oscars without a host. 

Variety, citing people familiar with the situation, reported on Monday that the Academy is considering its options after Comedian Kevin Hart elected to step down from hosting the event. 


Among the options is going host-less, Variety reported. An unnamed insider told the news outlet that the Academy is considering having “a bunch of huge celebs, something ‘SNL’ style, and buzzy people to throw to commercial,” instead of a conventional host. 

The news outlet noted that The Board of Governors will be convening for a meeting on Tuesday night that was already planned. 

ABC and the Academy did not return Variety's request for comment regarding the developments. 

Hart stepped down from hosting the Academy Awards earlier this month after anti-gay tweets and comments he made during previous stand-up routines resurfaced.

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar’s,” Hart said on Twitter. “This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

Many of the tweets were posted between 2009 and 2011 and have since been deleted. 

“Yo if my son comes home & try's 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay,’” one now-deleted tweet reportedly read.