Hart issued an apology to the LGBTQ community and resigned as Oscars host.
Despite the messiness surrounding Kevin Hart's aborted role as Oscar host - and the Academy staying mum about its plans - Burke appeared to invoke a glass-half-full philosophy, saying "the mystery" surrounding this year's ceremony "has been compelling", while demonstrating that viewers remain invested in the awards. "There was an idea that they were going to have the presenters just host the Oscars".
Burke also admitted going host-less for the Oscars made her nervous but said, "It no longer does".
"I, ironically, have found that the lack of clarity around the Oscars has kept the Oscars really in the conversation", she said.
It's a pretty big question, which is why over the next three weeks we will be asking you to vote for your favorites as the top films battle it out to see which movie is actually the best picture ever. "We all got on board with that".
The original Bewitched series starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens, a seemingly normal housewife who is hiding a secret: that she's really a witch with magical powers. "She promised to keep the February 24 telecast down to just three hours", Del Barco added. However, she did tease that the opening number will be "exciting".
Oscar 2019 would forgo a host, the organisers confirmed on Tuesday citing the broadcaster were finding it hard to fill the void left behind Comedian Kevin Hart. "I chose to pass". "I have not spoken to [executive producers] Carlton [Cuse] or J.J". I've done it. I've done it!