"That's why I said, for the last time, I'm addressing this".
Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo. "I love to love - if you don't see that, then that means it's a problem with you..."
The Awards are set to take place on 24 February and will air live around the globe; with just six weeks to go the team behind the event are said to be "scrambling to line up talent".
"If you didn't [hear the apology], I don't know what you're looking for".
Hart, 39, initially rejected the Academy's demand he apologise, arguing that he previously said sorry when the offending tweets first emerged, before apologising again to the LGBT community and standing down as presenter of the ceremony.
DeGeneres encouraged Hart to reconsider taking up the hosting gig and even admitted she called the Academy to make a plea on his behalf to convince them to give him a second chance.
It's official: Kevin Hart will not host this year's Oscars.
"I will say this, and I want to make this very clear", he said.
'I think they're working on finding someone that's gonna be great, ' Awkwafina added on the red carpet.
"These weren't words that I said to gay individuals", Hart said. Whatever we can do we would be thrilled. "There's a lot of eyeballs on it, so everybody is going to have an opinion", "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane recently told USA Today about the PC police going after Oscar hosts. You're not getting no more of my energy from it. You have grown, you have apologized, you are apologizing again right now.
Without a host (or hosts) to hold down the proverbial fort and keep the night from straight-up stinking, the 2019 Oscars will either be a surprising hit or a messy miss.
So what's going to happen this year?