Wednesday, 20 February, 2019


Oscars show to go hostless for only second time

Oscars show to go hostless for only second time Oscars show to go hostless for only second time
Hannah Rogers | 06 February, 2019, 02:32

While The Oscars will go on without a host this year, the first round of presenters have been announced.

Be sure to check out our sister site TV Guide for more on the 2019 Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 24 starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET (or Monday Feb. 25 from 1 a.m. GMT/12 p.m. AEDT) from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Comedian Kevin Hart in December stepped down from hosting the Oscars, the film industry's most prestigious awards, after past homophobic tweets resurfaced.

ABC President Karey Burke spoke about the awards show during the ABC executive session at the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on Tuesday.

Despite the unconventional setup this year, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson called it an "important moment in Oscar history".

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

"I, ironically, have found that the lack of clarity around the Oscars has kept the Oscars really in the conversation", she said. "The producers, I think, wisely made a decision to not have the host and just have presenters and let the movies be the stars".

Burke said she would hear details from the show producers later this week but said there were plans for "a pretty exciting opening" to the telecast.

Variety reported in January that for the fist time in almost three decades, the Academy will televise the show with no host, instead utilising a handful of famous faces to present different segments. Audiences have dropped in recent years with the 2018 show attracting just 26.5 million viewers, the smallest number ever.

We also look at some of the films you forgot were nominated like "At Eternity's Gate" (thanks to Willem Dafoe) and The Wife (the movie Glenn Close is winning all the awards for). "It's really compelling. People really care".

Recommended

loading...
...

Jabari Parker to Lakers trade could happen soon Jabari Parker to Lakers trade could happen soon There is no longer trust in Parker due to lacking on the defensive end and intersquad turmoil, as they are trying to trade him. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst , a Jabari Parker trade to the Los Angeles Lakers could happen in the next few days.

Patriots Safety Duron Harmon Declines Celebratory White House Visit With Fellow Teammates Patriots Safety Duron Harmon Declines Celebratory White House Visit With Fellow Teammates The president traditionally hosts the winning Super Bowl team every year at the White House. Cross Duron Harmon off the list if the Patriots get invited to the White House .

Bell County officials confirm possible measles case Bell County officials confirm possible measles case However, he said an older person with a weaker immune system could have a higher chance of a unsafe infection if not vaccinated. A possible measles case was reported in a child in western Bell County, according to the Bell County Public Health District.

Liam Neeson Admits To Rape Revenge Fantasy Liam Neeson Admits To Rape Revenge Fantasy In the newspaper interview Neeson began recounting his personal story after being asked about his film character turning to anger. I did it maybe four or five times until I caught myself, and it really shocked me - this primal urge I had.

Ocasio-Cortez Invites Woman Who Confronted Flake in Kavanaugh Fight to SOTU Ocasio-Cortez Invites Woman Who Confronted Flake in Kavanaugh Fight to SOTU Still, Flake ultimately voted to confirm Kavanaugh, who was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice on October 6. Kavanaugh is expected to attend Tuesday's speech, along with the other members of the Supreme Court.

Taliban launch deadly attack as they attend Afghan peace talks Taliban launch deadly attack as they attend Afghan peace talks Critics suggested the disputed Afghan talks could have stemmed from Moscow's deepening rivalry with Washington. Stanakzai said Afghanistan's Constitution was illegitimate and had been forced on Afghans by foreigners.

ESPN Reportedly Fires Host Adnan Virk Over Media Leak Scandal ESPN Reportedly Fires Host Adnan Virk Over Media Leak Scandal Virk is accused of leaking confidential company information to the media on multiple occasions, according to sources. At present, he is receiving no severance after just signing a four-year contract worth seven figures.

Florida State dismisses Deondre Francois from team after alleged domestic dispute Florida State dismisses Deondre Francois from team after alleged domestic dispute The starting quarterback for Florida State has been dismissed from the team, according to reports . Francois, who just completed his redshirt junior season, started two years for the Seminoles.

US, South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit US, South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit Trump also said it was important to keep a USA military base in Iraq so that Washington can keep a close eye on Iran, according to the interview.

Raiders in talks with Giants over sharing stadium Raiders in talks with Giants over sharing stadium Per the report , the Raiders are securing a deal with the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball to share Oracle Park. However, the City of Oakland filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the Raiders over the franchise's upcoming move.

Nope, Respawn isn't making Titanfall 3 Nope, Respawn isn't making Titanfall 3 Additionally, you can buy premium currency to purchase exclusive items and loot boxes, called Apex Packs. Respawn has also stated that first season for Apex Legends will begin in March.

New Orleans Times-Picayune Publishes Front Page: 'Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?' New Orleans Times-Picayune Publishes Front Page: 'Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?' In the Boston market, the Patriots' win drew a 57.4, the highest number for the game in the market since 2015. Football fans in New Orleans were following that advice on Sunday, throwing the first-ever " Boycott Bowl".

United Kingdom seeks to reassure foreign investors over Brexit United Kingdom  seeks to reassure foreign investors over Brexit She said a "tipping point" has been reached, adding: "His government's handling of Brexit is undermining our industrial strategy". The company said it had made the decision "for business reasons", and it comes amid falling sales of diesel vehicles in Europe.

Hokies hold ranked Wolfpack to historically bad 24 points Hokies hold ranked Wolfpack to historically bad 24 points State made just 9 of 54 shots for the game, a conversion rate of 16.7 percent that included a 2-for-28 showing from 3-point range. State somehow figured out how to turn back the clock in the wrong direction in a 47-24 loss to No. 12 Virginia Tech.

Tesla to buy battery tech maker Maxwell Technologies for $218 million Tesla to buy battery tech maker Maxwell Technologies for $218 million Maxwell claims they can lengthen the life of a battery by up to two times, and function across a broader temperature range. Panasonic is the exclusive battery cell supplier for Tesla, which in turn is Panasonic's biggest EV battery client.