Following an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote his upcoming film The Upside co-starring Bryan Cranston Kevin Hart is considering a return to host the OSCARS. Ellen DeGeneres made a call to the Academy to implore them to reconsider having Kevin Hart as the host.

“They were like, ‘Oh my God, we want him to host,'” DeGeneres said. “‘We feel like maybe it was misunderstood or it was handled wrong or maybe we said the wrong thing, but we want him to host. Whatever we could do, we would be thrilled.’”

In response to the events that unfolded after it was announced that he would be hosting the OSCARS Hart shared: “There’s always an A-side and there’s a B-side. On my side, I say, openly, I’m wrong for my past words. I said it. I understand that. I know that. My kids know when their dad messes up, I’m in front of it because I want to be an example so they know what to do. In this case, it’s tough for me because it was an attack. This wasn’t an accident; it wasn’t a coincidence. It wasn’t a coincidence that the day after I received the job that tweets just manifested from 2008.”

The plea from Ellen to the Academy has been so strong that Kevin Hart is “evaluating” returning. Stay tuned.