The Academy Awards: 91st Oscars (2019)

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91st Oscars
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Strong musical performances, a steady, somewhat sluggish pace, and a few genuinely surprising moments helped the host-less 91st Oscars create an entertainingly efficient -- if not entirely satisfying -- ceremony.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2019

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That favoring of all things safe and standard and neat soured the awards for me, partly because there was so little else for the show to hide behind.

Feb 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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The show's lack of a host and the decision to cut back on the kinds of clips packages that routinely bloat the evening made the show move along quickly... but it was jarring when a disembodied voice said, "welcome to the Oscars."

Feb 25, 2019 | Full Review…

In future years, The Academy would be ill-advised to rely so heavily on great speeches, a bevy of surprises, and a hostless show garnering this much buzz. But in 2019, the Oscars got to be the Oscars, and everyone won.

Feb 24, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The show, as usual, had some rocky moments, but overall it was a lively, well-paced and entertaining affair.

Feb 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The night was protracted, of course, but less irritating than it might have been.

Feb 25, 2019 | Full Review…

No host, no problem. I'll bet they keep it this way.

Feb 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The Oscars was great television this year.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

So, are the Oscars boring? Clearly. [Full review in Spanish]

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Did you notice there was no Oscars host this year? Yeah, I didn't care either.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite such a plethora of blockbuster luminaries, the show itself felt harried and disconnected like the scroll of a Twitter feed and not Tinseltown's biggest night.

Feb 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Was the host-less tribute to feature films a success? Oh, hell yes.

Feb 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall, the Oscars felt fresher this year pretty much immediately.

Feb 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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