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90th Academy Awards (2018)

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Critic Consensus: The 90th Academy Awards played it safe and hit no major snags -- but by clocking in at over four hours, wore out its welcome long before the surprise ending.

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Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 90th annual ceremony. "The Shape of Water" leads with 13 nominations; "Dunkirk" has eight; and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has seven. From the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (19)

Kimmel may not have been disappointed, but the audience was. The political parts of the allegedly off-the-cuff acceptance speeches were mostly pro forma, perhaps the result of over-rehearsal.

March 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Kimmel, for his part, seems made for this job - a mainstream performer who is sensitive to the winds of change, he is equally adept calling out injustice and calling for a party.

March 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The whole ceremony was like this for me: halfway toward good. It dutifully mentioned #TimesUp and trotted out actresses to explain it...I didn't want safe. Not this year. I wanted some anger, or at least passion.

March 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The jokes were funny, but, for the most part, the events of the evening were extraordinarily tame. The industry seems, above all, to be protecting itself-shielding itself from any sense that its corruption is built into the system.

March 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The Oscars have a long history of self-congratulation...This Oscar ceremony brought home the fact that the changes have been a long time coming. It was also a potent reminder that they have a long, long way to go.

March 5, 2018 | Full Review…

[Jimmy] Kimmel didn't appear to be trying to give a big home run performance; his goal was to serve as our dependable guide through rough waters, to celebrate Hollywood at a time when it is embattled. And he succeeded.

March 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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