Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/ABC decided not to hire another host after Kevin Hart dropped out of the hosting gig after old homophobic comedic tweets resurfaced.
The show survived without a host and they instead focused on a securing a bevvy of celebrity presenters to fill the void.
Today, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke via TheHollywoodReporter has announced (in tandem with the Academy) that 2020 ceremony will also move along without a host while speaking at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
For the second year in a row, the Oscars will go hostless.
ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke made the announcement Wednesday during her time before press at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena. ABC will again broadcast the ceremony as part of its long-term agreement with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.
“Let me confirm it now, together with the Academy, that there will be no traditional host this year,” Burke said, stressing the ceremony would repeat what worked last year.
Let’s hope that they hire more comedians than celebs this time around one of the best moments of Oscars 2018 was when they had Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish present together, paring up multiple comedians would be the way to go.
We’re still a little ways off before we get the official Oscar nominations, but stay tuned to HN as we’ll be covering both the awards ceremony and the morning of the nominations.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER