There’s no denying that the Oscars are the biggest film awards of this generation. The award ceremony too is perhaps one of the most gala events in the world and it sees red carpet appearances from some of the world’s leading actors. However, the head of ABC Entertainment has stated that the 2020 Oscars will not have a host. The previous Oscar awards were also held under similar circumstances.
The Academy Awards in 2020 may also end up having no host, just like this year's Oscar's ceremony, if ABC Entertainment head Karey Burke is to be believed. "I believe we will not mess with that format to the best of our ability," variety.com quoted Burk on the idea that next year's Oscars could also be without a host.
Burke said she was not saying yes or no to the idea of Jimmy Kimmel hosting the Oscars in 2020, a real possibility given the fact Kimmel recently signed a three-year extension of his deal with the network. Kimmel is a well known talk show host and he has gained a massive fan following over the years.
She was happy that this year's Oscars telecast was up in the ratings compared to last year at a time when most award shows have seen noticeable drop offs in their live ratings. This year's telecast attracted attention due to the fact that ABC and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences were unable to find a host for the ceremony.
Previously, comedian Kevin Hart had been attached to host the Oscars, but just days after that was announced, Hart stepped down after some of his controversial tweets from nearly a decade ago resurfaced. After that, it was decided the show would go on with no host. Now it seems that the trend will continue and we’re either in for a surprise or an Oscar show without a host.