Oscars Will Not Be Hosted For The First Time Since 1989

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Hollywood's biggest night, the Oscars ceremonies, will not feature an official host guiding the event this year, according to the president of ABC Entertainment which will broadcast the Academy Awards on February 24.

The Oscars will officially have no host for its 2019 telecast.

In December, Comedian Kevin Hart pulled out from hosting the ceremony following a controversy over homophobic tweets. No replacement was announced but there had been no official statements on how the ceremony would proceed.

"We can confirm that there will be no host", a spokesperson from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences told AFP without elaborating.

"There wasn't messiness beyond the Kevin Hart situation".

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"After that, it was pretty clear that we were going to stay the course and just have presenters host the Oscars".

"The main goal, which I'm told the Academy promised past year, is to keep the show to three hours", Burke added. The cloud of uncertainty that has hovered over the ceremony has actually been good for the show because it's kept it in the public conversation, new ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said. "The producers chose to wisely not have a host and have the presenters and the movies be the stars".

She added the Oscar nominee luncheon on Tuesday "was a very exciting room to be in". "We have a phenomenal music show if we just wanted to put that on".

Mexican drama Roma and British historical comedy The Favouritelead the Oscars nominations with 10 nods apiece.

Burke discussed the telecast fleetingly at the TV Critics Association tour, stressing that a top priority was to hold the ceremony to a "brisk" three hours.

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