The Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in three decades, according to a new report from Variety.
Sources told Variety, “Producers will select a crop of A-listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers.” The show is also expected to “play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar,” according to Variety.
It’s a huge departure from traditional Oscar telecasts, which rely on one or two hosts to open the show and emcee the evening.
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SOURCE: The Verge, by Julia Alexander