Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Oscars 2019 ceremony to take place without a host

The Feb 24 ceremony will feature celebrities presenting the awards along with plans for “a pretty exciting opening” Academy confirms Oscars to go without host for first time in 30 years
Freda Brock | 07 February, 2019, 20:13

Writing on Twitter, The Rock said he wanted to make this year's Oscars broadcast the "most fun and entertaining Oscars ever".

"For me, I could look at that one little moment and say, 'I was OK then". Since the Oscars are scheduled for Sunday, February 24th, that would mean that Johnson's Jumanji sequel shooting schedule is going to be keeping him occupied at least through the end of the month. "People really care. It's fascinating".

The last time the Oscars went without a host was in 1989, when actor Rob Lowe was raked over the coals for his musical duet with Snow White.

"There wasn't a messiness beyond the Kevin Hart situation".

A number of Academy Awards ceremony have had no host.

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Burke is also confident in the show's current no-hosts strategy, which she thinks will keep the telecast moving and also help the network keep the runtime to under three hours, allowing East Coast viewers to go to bed at a reasonable hour.

The controversy about Hart's tweets comes after a hard few years for the Academy that have seen Envelopegate, the OscarsSoWhite campaign and the scrapping of a proposed popular film award category.

Earlier, it was confirmed that actor and comedian Hart will host the show, however, he stepped down following a controversy that erupted over his homophobic tweets posted back in 2009. "It's fascinating. We're going to see a big turnout for this because these are big, popular movies who are being nominated. Producers wisely made a decision to not have a host and to go back to having the presenters and movies be the stars, and that be the best way to keep the show at a brisk three hours".

Johnson just started filming a sequel to his 2017 hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in Atlanta, along with Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas returning.

The Oscars will air live Sunday Feb. 27 on ABC.

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