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Kevin Hart isn't the problem. The Oscars are the problem.

Congratulations to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for putting out a fire it personally started by offering Kevin Hart the 2019 Oscars hosting gig.

Congratulations, and good luck solving your real problem.

At the moment, the Oscars epitomize the industry they were created to promote: confused. Defensive. Chagrined, temporarily. Buckling under the weight of nearly a century of sexism, misogyny, racism and fashion mishaps.

Can an American tradition nearly twice the age of the Super Bowl ever regain its relevance and

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