Oscar goes hostless again for 2020


This year’s Oscar 2020 Academy Awards will not have a host again, organisers of the annual ceremony have confirmed.

Last year’s ceremony was also host less after Kevin Hart stepped down from his master of ceremonies role.

In his place, a series of famous faces beginning with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph came on to present.

The Academy confirmed the news in a tweet that indicated the show would still have stars, performances and surprises.

According to a reliable source Karey Burke, during a press event in Pasadena, California, she confirmed on Wednesday “there will be no traditional host this year”

“Odds are you’ll see us repeating what we consider to be a successful formula,” she added.

Before 2019, the last ceremony not to have a host was the one in 1989 – widely considered to be one of the most disastrous ever staged.

The nominations for this year’s awards, to be held on 9 February in Los Angeles, will be announced on Monday.

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel was the last person to be the event’s overall presenter, having hosted the awards in 2017 and 2018.

Olusola Akintonde