ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co televises the Oscars ceremony annually and is closely involved in planning the telecast. "We all got on board with that idea pretty quickly", Burke told reporters at the Television Critics Association meeting in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena.
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The Oscars ceremony has gone without a host only once before in its 91-year history, in 1989. After that, it was pretty clear that we were going to stay the course. "The producers, I think, wisely chose to not have the host and just have presenters and let the movies be the stars".
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The exec did not go into details on the actual ceremony, but shared that she and producers plan to meet later this week to discuss specifics on the telecast.
It's also looking like the bash will be without a main host for the first time in three decades.
"Ironically, the lack of clarity surrounding the Oscars has kept the Oscars really in the conversation and the mystery has been compelling". "This year's show maintains Oscar traditions, and is also evolving to reflect our global audience". "People really care", she said.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will have a big presence at this year's Oscars, with Black Panther among the nominees for Best Picture and six other awards (here's our guide to watching all the contenders). "It's fascinating. We're going to see a big turnout for this because these are big, popular movies who are being nominated".