FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Casting director David Rubin has been elected the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that bestows the Oscars. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)

Q&A: New film academy president talks hostless show, museum

August 08, 2019 - 9:01 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says that he doesn't anticipate substantial changes to next year's Oscars broadcast and that another host-free year is a possibility.

Casting director David Rubin was elected Tuesday to lead the organization that puts on the Oscars after a turbulent year for the group.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Rubin says that he considers this year's broadcast a huge success. The Oscars have in recent years faced declining viewership, but this year saw an uptick with a hostless show.

He also says that the long-in-the-works Academy Museum which was recently pushed back to an unspecified 2020 opening is not off track.

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