The 71st edition of the Emmy Awards will not have a host just like the Oscar awards, the Emmy Awards will not be having a host as well fox has confirmed.
The Network CEO Charlie Collier made the announcement on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association Tour. The news follows in the steps of the Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences (Oscars) after Kevin Hart was removed as the host after his tweets surfaced on the internet.
Collier Said in an interview “Obviously, that was a piece of information and it did do very well but I think it’s a pretty unique year for some of America’s favourite shows and it was the right thing to do, We’ve had a lot of names on the board (internally) but the conclusion was reached this year that we’re highlighting so many shows going away that it was a better use of the time (to focus on the shows).”
He further added on “There will be entertainment. There will be an opening number. If you look at the trade-offs in a show like the Emmys, so often its a trade-off between the opening acts and using the time elsewhere. There will be many surprises. It will be entertaining.”
This will be the first time the Emmy’s will be going hostless since 2003, The Emmy Awards will be taking place on September 22 at the Microsoft Theatre.