It’s no secret the Academy is having a hard time replacing their initial 2019 host, Kevin Hart.

The comedian stepped down from hosting the 91st annual Academy Awards next year after initially refusing to apologize again for old tweets that were decidedly anti-gay.

TMZ reported Monday that part of the trouble producers are having finding a replacement host is due to the gig’s low pay. They claim host Jimmy Kimmel was only paid $15,000 for one of the hardest hosting gigs in Hollywood.

We’re sure the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is only having a hard time due to the lack of money, because surely there’s no lack of talent in Hollywood.

Here are seven Black comedians and actors who we think could handle the gig.

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