The Academy Awards: 63rd Oscars (1991)


63rd Oscars
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Dances with Wolves waltzes away with the top prizes during a lumbering 63rd Oscars that never finds an engrossing rhythm, despite Billy Crystal's reliably charming shtick.



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Air date: Mar 25, 1991

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Critic Reviews for The Academy Awards 63rd Oscars

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A lot of the credit this year (and last) should go to the program's host, Billy Crystal, whose clever remarks at the academy's 63rd annual awards presentation struck an entertaining balance between inside-Hollywood quips and general-audience jests.

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Some sort of special award ought to go to emcee Billy Crystal. It figured that Crystal would tell in-jokes about many of Hollywood's hot topics -- but few expected the virtuoso display of shoptalk.

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Fell pretty darn flat. It was all somehow very very recessionary. Through a glass, weakly.

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Competent and bland, with few of the entertaining gaffes that traditionally enliven Oscar night.

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Possibly in deference to this year's big winner, and possibly just by force of habit, the show turned out to be long, pious and dull.

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So boringly predictable... And the un-entertaining spectacle of singing and dance production numbers was worse than in recent years.

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Crystal worked the room. Did he ever. He did it all night. He got his laughs, and by the time the night was over, the George Bush years had an Oscar telecast you could laminate and exhibit in a museum as the standard for the era.

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The show failed to jell. After waiting 23 minutes -- through the production number and Crystal's in-joke laden routine -- to hand out its first Oscar, it never found a pace or a rhythm, a rhyme or reason.

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