Burke added during the panel that she believed producers made a wise choice when they chose to go without a host for the awards ceremony, according to Entertainment Tonight.
"There wasn't messiness beyond the Kevin Hart situation".
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"After that, it was pretty clear that we were going to stay the course and just have presenters host the Oscars".
"The main goal, which I'm told the Academy promised past year, is to keep the show to three hours", Burke added.
The host-less Oscars was a decision that everyone involved got on board with fairly quickly after Hart withdrew in December, said Karey, who's been in the top ABC entertainment job just two months.
Burke said she would hear details from the show producers later this week but said there were plans for "a pretty exciting opening" to the telecast.
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The role of anchoring the Oscars has thrown up problems for a number of hosts since then. "People really care", Burke said.
"I, ironically, have found that the lack of clarity around the Oscars has kept the Oscars really in the conversation", she said.
She added that speculation over the shape of the ceremony was an encouraging sign that the Oscars were still relevant. "We have a phenomenal music show if we just wanted to put that on". Specifically, he's away filming the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel.
Mexican drama "Roma" and British historical comedy "The Favourite" lead the Oscars nominations with 10 nods apiece. "At no time in history have there been three movies nominated for Best Picture each having grossed over $200 million [at the box office]", she explained.
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