The Oscars Will Be Hostless Again This Year

January 8, 2020 / Posted by:

Despite the fact that Chet Haze is obviously available and ready to work, The Academy Awards will, once again, go hostless. I don’t know, maybe we should be thanking Kevin Hart for his homophobic tweets because now instead of having to squirm while some dude in a tuxedo (trust, it was always going to be some dude in a tuxedo) edgelords his way to glory, as we did with the Golden Globes, we can just sit back, relax, and squirm as some of Woody Allen’s dearest friends try to read from a teleprompter. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nobody even tried to reach Chet on his pager, because things went so great last year.

THR reports:

For the second year in a row, the Oscars will go hostless.

ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke made the announcement Wednesday during her time before press at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena. ABC will again broadcast the ceremony as part of its long-term agreement with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.

“”Let me confirm it now, together with the Academy, that there will be no traditional host this year,” Burke said, stressing the ceremony would repeat what worked last year.

What “worked” was that the ratings went up for the first time in forever.

The 2019 ceremony, which saw Green Book win for best picture, averaged nearly 30 million viewers, up a whopping 11.5 percent year-over-year and a 7.7 rating among the all important adults 18-49 demographic — up 13 percent from a year ago. That bucked a downward spiral for the broadcast, which in 2018 hit an all-time low of 26.54 million and a 6.8 in the demo.

Plus, as an added bonus, they don’t have to pay Chet’s exorbitant weed per diem or fulfill his unreasonable rider demands. Sorry Chet, the academy will not provide you with 12 trays of “medium spicy MDMA jerked chicken”,  75 “freshly pressed white jizz towels,” a loaf and Wonder Bread, and a lifetime supply of AirPods. And no, they never going to nominate your latest single Harley for Best Song of The Year so that you can perform it with Beyonce while the in memoriam segment plays. That was never going to happen, Chet.

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