The Academy Awards: 67th Oscars (1995)

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67th Oscars
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David Letterman gives an irreverent turn as emcee to the delight of his fans and to the annoyance of those who wanted decorum out of the 67th Oscars, a predictable ceremony devoid of many highlights.

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Air date: Mar 27, 1995

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Critic Reviews for The Academy Awards 67th Oscars

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David Letterman proved Monday night that he's among Oscar's Top 10 Hosts... Without Letterman, it would have been a deadly dull evening.

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The Oscars were sleepier than a day on a bus-stop bench. If emcee David Letterman hadn't been so ill at ease, even he might have dozed of.

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When it comes to irony vs. the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Oscar will eat Dave's lunch every time. That jittery New York edge of his is just a Zippo-flick against the glare of Hollywood's self-absorption.

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Letterman blended in rather than stood out during a relatively mundane Oscarcast that offered little spontaneity, few magical moments and several awkward ones.

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The Oscar show proved last night that it's not only entertainment-proof and excitement-proof, but Letterman-proof as well. There's no hope for it, is there? It just doesn't want to be good.

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But Letterman's prevailing mode -- ironic disdain -- was utterly at odds with this year's Oscar broadcast, which was pretty spineless even by Oscar standards.

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No, it wasn't a "bomb." No, it wasn't "better than you remember." It isn't even "underrated." In truth, David Letterman's turn as Oscar host was legitimately great.

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Letterman had some very funny moments. His opening monologue was at least a B. The Top 10 list was good, although the Stupid Pet Trick was weak... Overall, he batted above .500, which is pretty good.

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I knew it was pure Dave. This was something the Oscar show had never seen before. This was Dave's Mondo Bizarro. This is what makes him King of All Daves.

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If "Life is just a box of chocolates"... then Letterman was a sour cherry center. Tart. Tasty. A wonderful, Everyman contrast to the usual ultra-rich overkill. Oscar? Well, he was kind of a Milk Dud.

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It captured the back-stabbing world of entertainment perfectly. Letterman almost always seemed to hit the proper note.

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In his first stint as host of the Oscar telecast, David Letterman did the impossible -- he made something entertaining from what is traditionally the most boring three hours of TV this side of a test pattern.

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