The decision has been confirmed by ABC boss Karey Burke. . It follows a previous move to have the 2019 Oscars go without an emcee. Despite no host, last year's Academy Awards received positive reviews for its pace. Compared to 2018, viewership also jumped 12 percent with nearly 30 million tuning in. In May of 2019, Burke hinted that the 2020 event would go without a host as well. We’re extremely proud of how the show turned out creatively and how well it performed this year, so I think you will see us not messing with that formula to the best of our abilities, Karey Burke, via 'TheWrap'. The 2020 Oscars are set to air February 9 on ABC.