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No host at Oscars: ABC chief says they don't want to mess with the format

Karey Burke said she was not saying yes or no to the idea of Jimmy Kimmel hosting the 2020 event.

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Updated: May 16, 2019, 11.54 AM IST
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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.
LOS ANGELES: 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 Burke as saying 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.

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.

Comedian Kevin Hart had been attached to host it, 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.

Lady Gaga, Rami Malek, 'Green Book': Who Won What At Oscars 2019

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The 91st Oscars kicked-off on Sunday in Los Angeles. The biggest award night of the entertainment world went live without a host for the first time but that did not affect the thrill in fans when the names of winners were announced. From Lady Gaga's first-ever Oscar victory to Hannah Beachler and Ruth E. Carter's historical win for black women, this year's trophies had some new names carved on them. India, too, made headlines with 'Period. End Of Sentence.'. If you couldn't catch the big entertainment gala live, we've compiled a list of all the winners of this year's Academy Awards.
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