The Academy gave Hart the ultimatum to apologize or step down over past homophobic tweets. But the Academy has its own issues it needs to face.
Comedian Kevin Hart tweeted on Tuesday that being selected to host the 2019 Oscars was the "opportunity of a lifetime." On Friday, Hart said that he was stepping down over past anti-gay tweets.
Bryant addressed Laura Ingraham's comments against LeBron James.
Former NBA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, along with animator Glen Keane, won the Oscar on Sunday night for best animated short film for "Dear Basketball."
It was Pixar's ninth Oscar in the animated feature category.
"Moonlight" achieved its victory due to a "political imperative" and because "you knew what the movie was about," according to Fox host Tucker Carlson.
During Hollywood's biggest night the film "Moonlight" triumphed, Trump's policies were shunned and many celebrities wore blue ribbons to support the ACLU.
The 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night had memorable moments, such as former NASA scientist Katherine Johnson taking the stage, and the film "Moonlight," a coming of age story following the life of a Black boy, taking the top award.
"Less-diverse product underperforms in the marketplace, and yet it still dominates," said Ana-Christina Ramón, co-author of the Hollywood Diversity report.
Ahead of the 89th Academy Awards show on Sunday, UCLA has released its annual Hollywood Diversity report, which highlights that diversity means higher financial returns on productions.
The nation's oldest civil rights organization continues to honor talent the Oscars are slow to recognize.
At the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards Saturday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the organization continued its legacy of recognizing outstanding Black actors, while the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences now makes an effort to catch up.
Chris Rock pulls no punches, Stacey Dash has an awkward moment and a company confuses Whoopi Goldberg for Oprah Winfrey.
By Sheryl Estrada