Oscars to go hostless again for 2020 ceremony

Published: Jan 09, 2020, 16:21 IST | IANS | Los Angeles

It's official. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will go without a host once again

It's official. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will go without a host once again. The Oscars will broadcast on ABC as part of its long-term deal with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (AMPAS). According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC entertainment president Karey Burke made the announcement on Wednesday.

"Let me confirm it now, together with the Academy, that there will be no traditional host this year," Burke said, emphasising the ceremony would repeat what worked last year. The development comes three weeks after reports that the AMPAS was contemplating about whether or not to go hostless for a second consecutive year.

In 2019, the Academy went without a host after the controversy around actor-comic Kevin Hart's past homophobic remarks resulted in him stepping down. Different set of Hollywood names presented different categories, resulting in telecast received strong reviews and solid ratings.

The award ceremony will air exactly in a month on February 9.

Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK