Following the lead of this year’s Academy Awards, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier announced that this year’s Primetime Emmys won’t have a host.
The AP reports that Collier indicated the move will allow the program to spend more time saluting departing shows such as HBO’s “Game of Thrones” — which set a record this year with 32 nominations.
“Collier said producers would have considered possible hosts and checked on their availability for the Sept. 22 ceremony,” the AP reports. “The Fox executive didn’t directly address whether anyone had declined.”
The Emmys telecast rotates among the top broadcast networks.
“The Oscars ran into trouble when last year’s planned host, Kevin Hart, stepped down following a backlash over his past homophobic tweets,” the AP notes. “The search for a replacement proved fruitless.”