Producers of the Emmy Awards, which is due to air in September, have decided to take a page from the Oscars playbook and go without a host.
Reuters reports that the decision was taken so that the show can devote more time to acknowledging hit series that have recently ended, an executive with Fox, the network that will broadcast the show, said on Wednesday.
Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory and Veep are among the popular - and award-winning shows - that ended this year and they will receive a special section when the awards that honour the best of television airs on September 22nd.
Most Hollywood awards shows typically feature a celebrity host who opens the show with a monologue and then keeps the program moving.
"If you have a host and an opening number, that's 15 to 20 minutes you can't use to salute the shows," said Charlie Collier, chief executive of Fox Corp's Fox Entertainment, told reporters at a Television Critics Association event. "We will go hostless this year, and I think it will give us more time to honor those shows."
"There will be entertainment," Collier added. "There will be an opening number. There will be surprises."
For only the second time in its history, this year's Oscars ceremony in February had no host after comedian Kevin Hart withdrew from the presenting job after past homophobic tweets resurfaced.
The Oscars ceremony won praise and the US television audience jumped 12 percent from the previous year.
A full list of this year's Emmy nominations are here.
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