The Oscars Will Be Host-Free Again

The Oscars Will Be Host-Free Again

The Oscars Will Be Host-Free Again

The announcement was made by ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke on Wednesday (January 8) during the TCA winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

"Give the people what they want", the Hollywood maxim says, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still likes that formula.

The Academy confirmed on Twitter this afternoon that there will be no official host at the 92nd Academy Awards next month.

The Oscars ceremony will be without a host again this year.

The hostless 2019 Oscars also drew in a larger viewership than the year before. Kevin Hart had originally been announced as the host, but he stepped down just days after the announcement after several of his homophobic tweets were resurfaced. After the search for a replacement proved fruitless, the show went on without a host for the first time in 30 years.

Variety had reported in December that ABC and the Academy were debating whether or not to go hostless again. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2018 show.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 9 on ABC.

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