Oscars 2020: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell should host awards next year, fans demand comedians as emcees
This year around, fans aren't all that psyched about the fact that the ceremony is stitched together with a string of celebrities presenting the award as Oscars goes hostless for second time in a row
For the second year in a row, the Oscar went hostless. Broadcasted live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the event went without a host after ABC Entertainment president Karet Burke announced a month ago that they would be going with what worked last year, basically not having a host.
And this year around, fans aren't all that psyched about the fact that the ceremony is stitched together with a string of celebrities presenting the awards instead of one emcee.
However, many point out that the Award ceremony has become irrelevant without a host to keep the energy going. "If the #Oscars2020 really wanted to stay relevant they should have bit the bullet and had @rickygervais as host if you can't laugh at yourselves who can you laugh at?
In fact, many viewers complain that the ceremony's way of making amends with musical performances and acts is not enough to placate them. "#Oscars are #Boring without a #Host. It's the #Worst decision since not letting @kevinhart4real host over some B.S. I guess they thought a few #Music #Acts would make up for it. #Fail" tweeted a viewer.
Despite the lack of a host to keep the energy of the show going, some viewers are appreciative of the small mercies showered on them - in the form of really entertaining presenters. "It is no surprise that Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Maya and Kristen have been the best part of the show. Maybe have a comedian host sometime again guys!" tweeted a viewer. "Will Ferrell, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Kristen Wiig, and Maya Rudolph could all host the Oscars and would be amazing at it," tweeted another.
The fans, just like that, have taken it upon themselves to keep contenders for next year's (probable) host ready. "They should bring back the host for next year, and give the job to Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell. At least they can pull off the interminable, desperately unfunny comedy bits with some style," tweeted a fan.