Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

It's official, Oscars will take place without a host

Oscars Host 2019 Vote for Your Favorite Oscar Best Picture Winner!
Lora Ball | 06 February, 2019, 06:29

The Academy was left hostless after actor and comedian Kevin Hart pulled out of the gig in December following a backlash on social media over homophobic tweets he made several years ago resurfaced.

As we countdown the days until this year's Academy Awards where a new Best Picture victor will be named, you can and should cast your vote for the films of Oscars' past!

Variety reported in January that for the fist time in almost three decades, the Academy will televise the show with no host, instead utilising a handful of famous faces to present different segments. "The producers, I think, wisely made a decision to not have the host and just have presenters and let the movies be the stars".

The first round of Oscars 2019 presenters was announced this morning by Oscars 2019 producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss.

The previous two Oscars have been hosted by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.

More presenters are expected to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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They include Daniel Craig, Jennifer Lopez and Tina Fey.

"I have found that the lack of clarity around the Oscars has kept the Oscars in the conversation and that the mystery has been really compelling".

She added that speculation over the shape of the ceremony was an encouraging sign that the Oscars were still relevant.

Of course, all award shows, from the Golden Globes and the Grammys to the prestigious Academy Awards, are losing viewers.

ABC Entertainment PR and an Academy spokesperson confirmed the information to ABC News on Tuesday, months after Kevin Hart stepped down as host. "This year's show maintains Oscar traditions, and is also evolving to reflect our global audience".

The 2019 Oscars air Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC.

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