The Academy Awards: 62nd Oscars (1990)


62nd Oscars
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Air date: Mar 26, 1990

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Critic Reviews for The Academy Awards 62nd Oscars

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Billy Crystal should be host every year. He is a very good emcee, a crack standup comic - but, unfortunately, only a mediocre actor.

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Oscar got his dignity back last night, with the telecast of the 62nd Academy Awards on ABC, but a funny thing about dignity: It's not a very funny thing. Not especially entertaining either, when you get right down to it.

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Billy Crystal, who made a graceful, quick-witted host and deserves tenure in the job, set the evening's comic tone with his opening monologue... [He] managed to be thoroughly entertaining.

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A conventional telecast that was arguably an extension of an industry calcified by convention. If you're looking for a metaphor for the movie industry, try this: The telecast was business-like. Oh great, a business-like show.

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Billy Crystal's opening monologue was sparkling and savagely funny. But as the show's solo host, he couldn't elevate the dead weight of a program bloated by hoopla to more than 3 1/2 hours.

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