The Oscars might go hostless in 2020 for the second year in a row, according to new ABC entertainment president Karey Burke.
Burke was responsible for the Oscars for the first time this year after joining the television giant and said she is Ã¢â‚¬Å“extremely happyÃ¢â‚¬Â with how this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s telecast was received.
Ratings for the broadcast, which was set to be presented by Kevin Hart before a controversy over homophobic tweets, were up on the historic low of the 2018 ceremony.
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The 52-year-old exec told The Hollywood Reporter she is open to the prospect of the Academy Awards continuing not to have a host for the 2020 ceremony.
She said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re having those conversations with the Academy right now.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are extremely happy with how the show went. Odds are youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see us repeating what we consider to be a successful formula.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Burke said it was Ã¢â‚¬Å“unnervingÃ¢â‚¬Â to be in the middle of the controversies that raged in advance of this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Oscars ceremony, from HartÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s removal as host to the short-lived decision to award prizes during advert breaks.
She added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Never before have I had the illusion of so much responsibility and yet felt quite powerless.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If the Oscars can serve as a harbinger to how we approach things in my tenure here at ABC, I will be very happy.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Expectations might be low but everybody here made bold choices, did risky things, had each otherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s backs and pulled it off.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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The 92nd Academy Awards will air on 9 February, 2020.