By Glam & Essence
The 2020 Oscar event will hold on Sunday night ,but mo one will be assigned to host it.
ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke told reporters in January that the network planned on “repeating what worked for us last year.”
The family-facing platform scrapped the traditional emcee format for the previous ceremony after its initial comedian of choice, Kevin Hart, came under fire after homophobic jokes resurfaced and walked away from the coveted gig.
So in 2020, the network has moved to avoid any potential host-related drama altogether by not assigning a host.
The film academy also reignited some familiar criticism after announcing the nominees in 24 categories last month, Los Angeles Times reported.
Todd Phillips’ dark comic-book adaptation “Joker” led the field with 11 nominations, including best picture.
While the 2019 Oscar nominees were uncharacteristically diverse, this year’s mostly white acting categories have sparked backlash reminiscent of the 2015-16 #OscarsSoWhite controversy. And once again, not a single woman was nominated for director.