The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which holds the award ceremony every year, confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday. The network has hosted the Oscars telecast since the 1970s. Kevin Hart had originally been announced as the host, but he stepped down just days after the announcement after several of his homophobic tweets were resurfaced.
The network's Karey Burke said the show will stick to "what worked for us previous year: huge entertainment value, big musical numbers, big comedy, and star power", Entertainment Tonight reports.
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev are engaged!
After practically 5 years of convincing Cena to get married once more, Nikki then realized that she needed kids. Chigvintsev, 37, published the photos again and told his fiance: "You are the best thing that happened to me".
"Let me confirm it now, together with the Academy, that there will be no traditional host this year", she said, saying that it worked last year.
Whether related to the controversy or the host-free approach, at the end of the day, Oscar ratings improved. Nielsen reported 29.6 million viewers tuned in to the 2019 show, while there were 26.5 million viewers in 2018.
Raging wildfires trap 4,000 at Australian town’s waterfront; two confirmed dead
It's too early to say how many homes have been lost in the area and in Victoria in general as numerous bushfires are still raging. A firefighter was killed on Monday when what authorities described as a " fire tornado " flipped the 10-ton truck he was in.
Critically, the ceremony was also deemed a successful experiment.
The 92nd Academy Awards will air live from Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre on February 9.
Where's Santa right now? Here's how to track him online
Under the "About Santa" section, you can listen to Virginia read her 1897 letter to the editor and the editor's response. NORAD tweeted this morning that it even called Santa on Christmas Eve " to let him know we we're ready to track him ".