The 92nd Academy Awards will have stars, performances, and surprises, but no host.
The Academy confirmed Wednesday that the 2020 Oscars will go without a host — again. Just in case you need a reminder, last year’s awards ceremony also went hostless after Kevin Hart stepped down from the hosting gig following controversy over some very unsavory tweets.
“Together with the Academy we have decided there will be no traditional host again this year, repeating what worked for us last year: huge entertainment value, big musical numbers, big comedy, and star power,” ABC President Karey Burke announced at the 2020 Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday. “Voting just closed last night and nominations will be announced on Monday.”
Burke did add, however, that the decision whether to have a host or no host will be a year-to-year decision.
“We did consider [having a host this year]. There was a lot of conversation about which way to go and there may be a day when we decide to have a host again. But the focus has been on the most entertaining show and not on the host.”