"Ironically, I have found that the lack of clarity ... has kept the Oscars really in the conversation, and the mystery has been really compelling", said Karey Burke, whose network is the ceremony's longtime home.
Reports had suggested the broadcaster was struggling to fill the role - one of the toughest in U.S. show business. "Or we're gonna have to move and find another host.' Talking about the tweets from 2009, 2010", Hart said in an Instagram video.
For all those who don't know, while the previous two Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, 2005 and 2016 Oscar ceremonies were emceed by comedian Chris Rock, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres hosted in 2007 and 2014.
Burke said the decision was taken after what she called "the messiness" over the Hart withdrawal and an attempt to revive his chances.
The last time the ceremony had no host was in 1989 at the 61st Academy Awards, and it started with an 11-minute musical segment instead.
The fiasco that has left the Oscars without a host has proved a blessing in disguise, the television executive overseeing the show has insisted. The Hollywood Reporter has described it as "the least wanted job in Hollywood".
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That will allow the team to sign two max players this summer if they choose to do so. In the move, the Knicks have cleared up to $75 million in cap space this off-season.
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Numerous movies that made it to the nominations list did well at the Box Office. The best-picture victor, "The Shape of Water", only grossed $57.4 million in the U.S.
The Academy has also been stung by the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, prompted by the all-white line-ups in the four categories for acting in 2015 and 2016.
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"It was his 100th birthday", Crystal recalled in 2013.
The "Hobbs and Shaw" star added, "Academy and I were super bummed but maybe one day down the road".