It's been announced that the 2020 Oscars will not have a host this year.

According to ABC entertainment president Karey Burke: "Together with the Academy, we have decided there will be no traditional host, repeating for us what worked last year.

"[It will have] huge entertainment values, big musical numbers, comedy and star power.

"We expect that we're going to have a very commercial set of nominations and a lot of incredible elements have come together that make us think we are going to have a very entertaining show again."

Last year, for the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, the ceremony also aired without a host.

Kevin Hart had originally been tasked with the job. However he withdrew from hosting duties after controversy surrounded him regarding anti-gay slurs he'd made in the past.

Instead, stars such as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph presented awards without an introduction from a host.

The Academy Awards first went "hostless" in 1989.

The 2020 Oscars nominations will be revealed Monday, January 13th.

The ceremony will then take place on February 9th.