Oscar Plays it Safe in Hostless, Lifeless Show

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Published on February 25, 2019 - Duration: 03:14s

Oscar Plays it Safe in Hostless, Lifeless Show

On the surface, the 91st Academy Awards had it all: Dramatic surprises, a shiny cavalcade of A-listers, and nearly a minute of unbroken eye contact between two of the show's most high-wattage nominees.

And yet, after all was said and done, "Hollywood's biggest night" might be remembered most for how small it felt.

Without a formal emcee, the telecast breezed along, exceeding its self-imposed three-hour time limit by just 16 minutes as the ceremony followed a fairly uninspired format of award, award, performance, commercial, repeat.

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