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Oscars 2020 Hostless Again

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2020 Academy Awards (92nd telecast) will be on ABC Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. For the second consecutive year, the 2020 awards show will be hostless.

Billy Crystal stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live and quickly commiserated about the Oscars ceremony. Between the two of them they have hosted Hollywood’s biggest event 11 times (9 for Crystal & 2 for Kimmel). So, it would make sense for these guys on the eve of this year’s telecast to talk about show going hostless again.

“This year is another no-host show, which is like having a trial without witnesses,” said Crystal alluding to Donald Trump’s impeachment proceeding. “It moves faster, but it’s not quite the result that you want.”

Kimmel asked Crystal if he thought having a host was important. “Well, yeah! Don’t you?” the comedian responded. “It seems like it,” Kimmel said.

Check out their exchange…

Despite not having a host, plenty of stars will be on hand to pass out golden statues. Here’s what to expect from the 2020 Oscars.

In addition to airing on TV, the ceremony will be available to live stream on and the ABC app, which can be accessed by signing in with a participating TV provider. Those living abroad will be able to watch the ceremony. The Academy announced that the Oscars will again be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

To make things interesting for those going or hosting their own Oscar viewing parties to watch the red carpet to fawn over best or hate on the worst dressed celebrities, FanDuel is trying to get in on the action. FanDuel has made it easier and more fun for everyone watching by providing a printable pdf list of all nominees across all categories to make it easier to wager and get through a show that might as long as 3+ hours.