Oscars Won't Have a Host for First Time in 30 Years

Oscars Won't Have a Host for First Time in 30 Years

"After that, it was pretty clear that we were going to stay the course", she explained.

Burke's worries about the host-less February 24 ceremony have vanished as it comes together with a "phenomenal" line-up of presenters, she told a TV critics meeting. "The producers, I think, wisely chose to not have the host and just have presenters and let the movies be the stars".

Despite Hart stepping down from his hosting gig after previous homophobic tweets resurfaced, Burke said "there wasn't messiness beyond the Kevin Hart situation" when it came to planning the Oscars. "We all got on board with that".

"Ironically, I have found that the lack of clarity ... has kept the Oscars really in the conversation, and the mystery has been really compelling", said Karey Burke, whose network is the ceremony's longtime home. "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". "People really care to see who is going to win". "She promised to keep the February 24 telecast down to just three hours", Del Barco added.

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

"I think we are going to see a big turnout for this because these are big popular movies that have been nominated", she said.

Hart, 39, apologized for his past comments in a tweet after stepping down as Oscars host and during his SiriusXM radio show Straight from The Hart in early January.

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