2019 Emmys Will Hold Host-Less Ceremony on Fox
The Emmys are taking a page from its awards show sibling and going host-less for its 2019 ceremony on Fox.
Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier announced today that the 71st Emmy Awards, which will air September 22, will not feature a host for the first time since 2003 (when it also took place on Fox).
The Emmys also went host-less in 1998 (on NBC) and 1975 (on CBS). The Emmys rotate among each of the Big 4 broadcast networks.
Fox does not have a natural host, anyway, since it does not air any late night shows. The last time Fox hosted the Emmys in 2015, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg hosted.
(At the time, the cop comedy aired on Fox; it has now moved to NBC.)
Collier noted that several longtime, award-winning series have concluded this year, including nominee-leading "Game of Thrones" and "Veep."
"The Oscars did very well. That was something we paid attention to," he explained. "This is a unique year for some of America's favorite shows and producers came to conclusion that spending more time on those was the right thing to do."