Last yr, the Academy Awards ceremony did one thing that hadn’t achieved for 3 a long time: it was performed and not using a host. This wasn’t the unique plan, however evidently the choice labored out for ABC, because the community has introduced that subsequent month’s Academy Awards ceremony will probably be offered host-less as properly.
This information comes straight from ABC’s presentation on the Television Critics Association occasion, with Kathy Burke, the community’s leisure president, saying the next (by way of Deadline):
The 91st Academy Awards had been a combined bag, as regardless that it was nonetheless among the many least-watched ceremonies in Oscars historical past, viewership nonetheless elevated by 12% in comparison with the 90th Academy Awards, drawing in 29.6 million viewers. Last yr’s Academy Awards additionally acquired a good quantity of optimistic reception, so ABC is keen to provide this method one other shot to see if issues can enhance additional at first of this new decade.
When it got here to final yr’s Academy Awards, Kevin Hart was recruited to host on December 4, 2018. However, simply two days later, Hart exited after previous jokes he’d made which had been deemed homophobic resurfaced. Over a month after that, it was determined that the Oscars would transfer ahead and not using a host, and as an alternative a rotating lineup of celebrities would introduce the segments and awards. Before that, the final host-less Oscars was held in 1989, and that ceremony… didn’t go over properly, to place it flippantly.
Now, somewhat than being pushed right into a nook once more, ABC is keen to strive the host-less experiment once more and depend on varied actors and expertise to maintain issues flowing. It’s additionally potential that going and not using a host for the second time in a row will result in one other streamlined broadcast, as final yr’s Oscars ended up operating 30 minute shorter than the printed from the yr prior.
In any case, whereas there was reportedly speak about bringing again a bunch for this yr’s ceremony, it’s again to going and not using a host for 2020, so we’ll have to attend and see how that unfolds. As for what motion pictures are up for the golden trophies this yr, the Academy Awards nominations will probably be introduced subsequent Monday, January 13, although one simply wants to take a look at the Golden Globe nominees and winners to get an concept of what’s among the many better of the perfect from 2019.
The Academy Awards will probably be televised on Sunday, February 9 on ABC, a number of weeks sooner than standard. Stay tuned to Sahiwal for extra information in regards to the awards contenders, and take a look at our 2020 launch schedule to plan your journeys to the theater this yr accordingly.