Viewers of the Emmy Awards this year did notice one major difference if nothing else, from years past: there’s no host (although there was someone what they called “commentator”).
So for what reason did the Emmys choose to abandon a host for the 2019 ceremony? From what it looks like, there are a few justifications behind the decision, but it finally came down to a ‘feeling’ that the show could actually work better without a host — something that was impacted by another major award show earlier in the year.
The news channel CNN documented from the Television Critics Association press tour about the quite surprising decision. Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier clarified the idea was taken into consideration as it meant to keep the focus on the nominees, rather than on the gimmicks and nuance a host often brings with itself.
“That’s 15 to 20 minutes you can’t use to complement those shows,” he pointed out, citing the prolonged and often-laughed about “bits” that pull the show out to help the host step into the spotlight.
Rather, the producers preferred to use those interstitial moments to take time and pay homage to a rarely large number of highly praised shows instead (many of which are nominees) that are ended or ending or have recently wrapped.
Coming to conclusion, ultimately the positive reviews for this year’s host-less Oscars may have resulted in this distinct turn by Emmys producers to skip the host, as well.
The 2019 Oscars had an uptick in critical reviews and viewership, likely in large part due to the shortened run time thanks to a host-free show But from what looked like fan did not really appreciate this movie.
viewers saying have different says already — encompassing a plea to let Catherine O’Hara host already!
While another viewer pointed out how even though there was no host of Emmy’s all the previous host we’re surely on stage at some point.
For our favorite will be this one fan who compared the Emmy’s with the Titanic. * ahem yes they both sunk ahem*