The Academy Awards: 61st Oscars (1989)


61st Oscars
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Air date: Mar 29, 1989

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Critic Reviews for The Academy Awards 61st Oscars

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Is it just me, or was this year's Oscar ceremony basically a giant ad for the Disney empire?

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All it lacked was suspense, drama, excitement, and human emotion.

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The 61st Academy Awards ceremony began by creating the impression that there would never be a 62nd. The evening's opening number, which deserves a permanent place in the annals of Oscar embarrassments, was indeed as bad as that.

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The Oscarcast had no host. So who needs a host? Except that Billy Crystal was so funny in his short time on stage that you had to wonder if Crystal as host would have somehow elevated this telecast beyond the humdrum.

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It was long, it was pretentious and it passed up most of the potential memorable moments that came along.

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