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Oscar Has no Host for Straight Second Year

The 2020 Oscars event in February will again have no host, the pinnacle of ABC Television Entertainment mentioned on Wednesday.

“Let me affirm it now. Along with the Academy, we’ve determined there might be no conventional host once more this 12 months,” Karey Burke, president of ABC Leisure, informed tv reporters.

The 2019 Oscars was the primary in 30 years to don’t have any host and noticed the viewers on broadcaster ABC rise to 29.6 million Individuals, breaking a four-yr development of falling viewership for the reside ceremony.

Burke mentioned the choice to not have a bunch for the Feb. 9 occasion, virtually the most prestigious awards within the film enterprise, was prompted by good evaluations final 12 months, when rock band Queen opened the present with a dwell efficiency to rejoice the field workplace success of the musical “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Burke mentioned organizers deliberate on “repeating what labored for us final yr – enormous leisure worth, massive musical numbers, huge comedy.”

Nominations for the 2020 Oscars might be introduced on Monday.

Discovering a bunch for significant awards present has developed into more and more troublesome lately. Comic Kevin Hart pulled out of the 2019 Oscars job after being slammed on social media for homophobic feedback he had made previously. He apologized.

Different comedians, together with Ricky Gervais at Sunday’s Golden Globes, have met with criticism for being both too harsh, too political, or too mushy of their jokes.