Oscars to go without host again, ABC Boss Karey Burke says

An Oscar statue at the telecast of the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday Feb. 26 2017 in the Dolby Theatre

An Oscar statue at the telecast of the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday Feb. 26 2017 in the Dolby Theatre

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

Now, rather than being pushed into a corner again, ABC is willing to try the host-less experiment again and rely on various actors and talent to keep things flowing.

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The 2020 Oscars ceremony in February will again have no host, the president of ABC Television Entertainment said on Wednesday (Jan 8). Voting for the Academy Awards concluded Tuesday night with the nominations set to be announced on January 13. Kevin Hart was initially set to host but he stepped down after old controversial tweets resurfaced.

The hostless 2019 Oscars also drew in a larger viewership than the year before.

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Last year's ceremony was the first host-free Oscars since 1989.

A year ago the Oscars went without a host after the Kevin Hart controversy and the ceremony ended up working out fine. The time crunch was on at that time, as ABC had already begun airing promos for the telecast even with no host announced.

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