Los Angeles, CA —

In an effort to be more racially diverse, the Academy has graciously accepted Governor Northam’s last minute and generous offer to dress up as comedian Kevin Hart and host the show. “Once I realized I had some shoe polish and a good outfit, I called them up and offered to emcee the night. I’ve been practicing his voice, and I’ve been watching all of his Netflix specials.” An Academy spokeswoman said, “We were going to go without a host, but this is better. It’s really going to be a fantastic evening. We are proud of the steps we’ve taken to be more inclusive and culturally responsive.”

Kevin Hart issued a statement saying, “Yes. This sounds about right.”