Emmys Won’t Have a Host This Year

Nicole Kidman - Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series - Big Little Lies 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9064817cw)

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are going host-less. 

That’s right — continuing in this year’s Academy Awards, Fox confirms that this year’s Emmy Award Show will not have a host. 

Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier announced the news Wednesday during the network’s Television Critics Association press tour.

“We’ve had a lot of names on the board [internally] but the conclusion was reached this year that we’re highlighting so many shows going away that it was a better use of the time [to focus on the shows],” Collier said. “There will be entertainment. There will be an opening number. If you look at the trade-offs in a show like the Emmys, so often its a trade-off between the opening acts and using the time elsewhere. There will be many surprises. It will be entertaining.”

“It may be much better to put this show together without a host since it has worked before and it allows us to be a little more unpredictable,” added Emmys producer Don Mischer.

The 2019 Emmy Awards will be held September 22, 2019, in Los Angeles.