Just like the 2019 Oscars, the Emmy awards will go this year without a host.
The decision to go host-less is to make ample time on the night to celebrate television shows ended and ending this year that have merited most buzz at the ceremony in the past 10 decades.
“It’s our job to assess how to elevate the program…and what’s interesting about this year is how many amazing shows we’re saying goodbye to; ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Empire’, ‘Veep’, ‘Big Bang Theory’. You have to look at the trade-offs; if you have a host and opening number, that’s 15 to 20 minutes you don’t have to salute the shows. Our production team has had to balance those trade-offs. I think it will give us more time to honor those shows,” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier, said at the Television Critics Association’s summer tour.
He continued, “The Oscars did very well. That was something we paid attention to. This is a unique year for some of America’s favorite shows and producers came to conclusions that spending more time on those was the right thing to do.”
Another aspect of the Emmy host-less announcement also disclosed the comeback of FOX to broadcast the show after a long hiatus since 2003. The Emmys also went without a host in 1998 at NBC and 1975 on CBS.
Popular television shows such as ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Veep’, ‘This is Us’ and ‘Killing Eve’ are up with multiple nominations for this year’s ceremony scheduled for September 22. ‘Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che and Colin Jost hosted the last year’s Emmy ceremony, which aired on NBC.