The Academy Awards (1988 - )


The Academy Awards

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86%

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Seasons

70%
Critics Consensus: Strong musical performances, a steady, somewhat sluggish pace, and a few genuinely surprising moments helped the hostless 91st Oscars create an entertainingly efficient -- if not entirely satisfying -- ceremony.

2019, ABC, 1 episodes

43%
Critics Consensus: The 90th Academy Awards played it safe and hit no major snags -- but by clocking in at over four hours, returning host Jimmy Kimmel and company wore out their welcome long before the surprise ending.

2018, ABC, 1 episodes

76%
Critics Consensus: Jimmy Kimmel acquits himself commendably as a natural fit to host the Academy Awards, bringing a wry wit to a highly political 89th Oscars ceremony that culminates in an awe-inspiring fiasco that may have been mortifying in the room, but proved to be unforgettable on the screen.

2017, ABC, 1 episodes

85%
Critics Consensus: Returning host Chris Rock addresses the #OscarsSoWhite controversy with cutting insight and a cathartic warmth during one of the strongest Academy Awards ceremonies in years.

2016, ABC, 1 episodes

25%
Critics Consensus: Awards season pro Neil Patrick Harris is uncharacteristically stilted during a sedate 87th Academy Awards that can't seem to grapple with controversy or execute a decent gag.

2015, ABC, 1 episodes

82%
Critics Consensus: Ellen Degeneres breaks the internet with a record-breaking viral selfie, impromptu pizza, and a genial warmth that smoothly pilots an Oscars ceremony free of glaring gaffes -- if a little bereft of spontaneously inspired moments.

2014, ABC, 1 episodes

23%
Critics Consensus: The multitalented Seth MacFarlane's appointment as Oscars host may have seemed like a surefire bet on paper, but the edgy funnyman makes for a disappointing master of ceremonies during an 85th Oscars that is mired in distasteful jokes and misogynistic gags.

2013, ABC, 1 episodes

33%
Critics Consensus: Despite Billy Crystal's strong hosting reputation, the 84th Oscars flounders under flat jokes and lifeless producing.

2012, ABC, 1 episodes

21%
Critics Consensus: Anne Hathaway admirably braves her way through unfunny quips, while James Franco appears gallingly disengaged during an excruciatingly inert 83rd Oscars ceremony that is sunk both by ill-considered stunt casting and an evident lack of preparedness.

2011, ABC, 1 episodes

40%
Critics Consensus: Hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin share an amiable comedic rapport, but their gentle barbs do little to liven up a placid 82nd Oscars that can't seem to decide whether it wants to be hip for the kids or staid for the old guard.

2010, ABC, 1 episodes

64%
Critics Consensus: Hugh Jackman acquits himself as an Oscars host with his trademark showman flair during a ceremony that goes to great lengths to liven up the formula -- although some of the innovations only serve to highlight how easily the production can teeter into cumbersome spectacle.

2009, ABC, 1 episodes

64%
Critics Consensus: Jon Stewart returns with a new and improved opening monologue that belies how this 81st Academy Awards followed on the heels of the Hollywood writer's strike, providing a deft hand to a solid if unsurprising ceremony.

2008, ABC, 1 episodes

50%
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2007, ABC, 1 episodes

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2006, ABC, 1 episodes

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2005, ABC, 1 episodes

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2004, ABC, 1 episodes

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2003, ABC, 1 episodes

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2002, ABC, 1 episodes

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2001, ABC, 1 episodes

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2000, ABC, 1 episodes

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1999, ABC, 1 episodes

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1998, ABC, 1 episodes

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1997, ABC, 1 episodes

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1996, ABC, 1 episodes

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1995, ABC, 1 episodes

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1994, ABC, 1 episodes

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1993, ABC, 1 episodes

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1992, ABC, 1 episodes

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1991, ABC, 1 episodes

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1990, ABC, 1 episodes

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1989, ABC, 1 episodes

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1988, ABC, 1 episodes

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Series Details

TV Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Apr 11, 1988
Genre: Special Interest
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