Fox Entertainment has confirmed that this year’s Prime time Emmy Awards will not have a host.
Emmy, the American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry will not have a host for the Awards. Fox Entertainment CEO, Charlie Collier confirmed the news that who will be carrying out the ceremony this year.
Emmy Awards is set to take place in a month and a half from now, on September 22nd. Charlie Collier said this during the network’s portion of the Television Critics Assn. press tour.
“Our job is to assess as to how to elevate the program in the year that we have it. If you have a host and an opening, that’s 15 or 20 minutes you can‘t have to salute the shows,” Collier said.
Emmy Awards is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music). The decision was somewhat influenced by this year’s Academy Awards, which went without an emcee for the first time since 1989.
Fox is looking to shake up this year’s telecast with decision to pair two different producers together to oversee the show: Don Mischer (Prods) and Done+Dusted.
It’s the first time the Emmy Awards has been host-less since 2003. Without a host, the producers will be given time to focus on other elements including the new series joining the race for the first time, as well as the several iconic shows ending their run this year.
The 71st Annual Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater at Los Angeles on 22nd September.