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first_imgABC executive sees silver lining in Oscar flap: interest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PASADENA, Calif. — ABC’s new entertainment chief says this year’s pre-Oscars disarray had an upside.Entertainment President Karey Burke said Tuesday the “lack of clarity” over the ceremony kept the Oscars in the public conversation.The biggest flap was over Kevin Hart’s quick exit as host because of years-old homophobic tweets for which he eventually apologized. TThat left the Oscars without a host as the Feb. 24 ceremony on ABC loomed, and producers finally decided to go without one.Burke said the ceremony will feature a “phenomenal” line-up of presenters, with the advantage of nominees that are box-office hits. That includes best-picture contenders “Black Panther,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born.”Burke also lauded the movie academy’s pledge to keep the ceremony to three hours, avoiding the overtime that drains off viewers.The Associated Press FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. ABC’s Entertainment President Karey Burke says this year’s pre-Oscar ceremony disarray had an upside. Burke said the “lack of clarity” over the ceremony kept the Oscars in the public conversation. The biggest flap was over Kevin Hart’s quick exit as host because of years-old homophobic tweets that he apologized for. That left the Oscars without a host as the Feb. 24 ceremony on ABC loomed, and producers finally decided to go without one. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2019 1:42 pm PDTlast_img

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