The Academy has officially confirmed that there will be no host for the 2019 Oscars nearly two months after Kevin Hart’s resignation because of his resurfaced homophobic tweets.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 5, 2019
ABC president Karen Burke stated that she was originally concerned with the thought of going on without a host, which would be the first time they did so in 30 years “Ironically, I have found that the lack of clarity around the Oscars has kept them in the conversation,” she claimed at the Television Critics Association on Tuesday. “The mystery is really compelling. People really care.”
Last year, the Academy promised that they would keep the show to just three hours, so a lack of host could also help in producing a shorter show.
“We have a very exciting opener planned,” Burke revealed. “We are not going to go straight into people thanking their agents.”
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