The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has decided not to feature a main emcee in the upcoming 91st annual Academy Awards on February 24.
The Oscars 2019 organizers have agreed with ABC Entertainment to prevent a very long telecast like to what took place last year.
Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment which televises the Oscars event, cited that foregoing a primary emcee will keep the awards show for just a quick three hours.
The ceremony, which will be held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, will instead feature a cavalcade of A-list entertainment personalities.
These Hollywood celebrities will take the Oscars stage throughout the evening, presenting the trophies to the winners.
Among the famous faces that have been selected to present the various segments of the awarding show are “James Bond” superstar Daniel Craig, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, “The Hunger Games” star Amandla Stenberg, and “Snow White and the Huntsman” actress, Charlize Theron.
Moreover, Marvel Cinematic Universe actors like Chris Evans, Tessa Thompson, and Brie Larson will appear in the show.
Finally, “Crazy Rich Asians” actresses Constance Wu and Awkwafina, as well as comediennes Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph will also present the awards to the prizewinners and introduce the different segments of the program.
The Oscars broadcast is also reported to comprise musical portions and skits. In March 1989, a similar awarding experience transpired.
Allan Carr, the producer of the 61st annual Academy Awards, thought that it would be best to give celebrity presenters a chance to expose themselves and present the prizes.
The awards show opened with “The Interview” star Rob Lowe and Disney princess, Snow White. However, this approach of presenting the Oscar awards reportedly went poorly.
The 2019 Oscars ceremony was supposed to have Kevin Hart as its main host. However, the comedian faced intense backlash because of his anti-gay comments in the past.
Hart decided to resign from hosting the yearly event in spite of the persuasion by talk show luminary Ellen DeGeneres to re-consider the job.
The actor, who also appeared in the film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” has issued multiple apologies to the members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community for his “insensitive words.”