LOS ANGELES – The 2020 Oscars ceremony in February will once more don’t have any host, the top of ABC Tv Leisure stated on Wednesday (Jan eight).
“Let me affirm it now. Along with the Academy (of Movement Photos), now we have determined there will probably be no conventional host once more this 12 months,” Karey Burke, president of ABC Leisure, instructed 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 People, breaking a four-year development of falling viewership for the reside ceremony.
Burke stated the choice to not have a bunch for the Feb. 9 occasion, probably 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 reside efficiency to have fun the field workplace success of the musical Bohemian Rhapsody.
Burke stated organisers deliberate on “repeating what labored for us final 12 months – big leisure worth, massive musical numbers, massive comedy.”
“Numerous unimaginable components have already come collectively and satisfied us that we’re going to have an extremely entertaining present once more,” she added, with out giving particulars.
Nominations for the 2020 Oscars will probably be introduced on Monday.
Discovering a bunch for large awards present has develop into more and more tough lately.
Comic Kevin Hart pulled out of the 2019 Oscars job after being slammed on social media for homophobic feedback he had made up to now. He apologised.
Different comedians, together with Ricky Gervais at Sunday’s Golden Globes, have met with criticism for being both too harsh, too political, or too gentle of their jokes.