The Emmy Awards won't have a host this year
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(CNN) - Taking a cue from the Oscars, this year's Emmy Awards will be host-less. The September Primetime Emmy Awards will not have a master of ceremonies, said Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier on Wednesday. The decision was somewhat influenced by this year's Academy Awards, which went without an emcee for the first time since 1989. "The fact that the ratings on the Oscars were higher is because the show was shorter," Kimmel said. The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out September 22.
Emmy Awards Will Officially Go Hostless in 2019, Fox Says
Much like the Oscars in February, the 71st annual awards ceremony will not be emceed by a host, Fox confirmed Wednesday. We will go hostless this year, and I think it will give us more time to honor those shows." Collier cautioned, however, that it wasn't the only factor he and Emmy producers had considered in making this decision. The Emmys have gone hostless only three times in its 71-year history, first in 1975, then 1998 and 2003. The 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live coast to coast on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m.