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George Christy Talks About The Academy Awards, No-Host Shows, Rupert Murdoch, Lady Gaga and more!

Director Peter Farrelly shows off the Best Picture and Best Original screenplay award for Green Book during the 91st Annual Academy Awards At Hollywood and Highland
Rami Malek poses with the Best Actor award for Bohemian Rhapsody during the 91st Annual Academy Awards At Hollywood and Highland
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Posted Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:30 pm

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Audience reactions bouncing back after this year’s Oscarcast are mezzo-mezzo, along with raves and no-no’s.

We enjoyed the no-host show, as others did, while many consider it a scramble, bitterly complained that they are fed-up with the tiresome politicizing from the presenters and performers.

“Their opinions, yeah or nay, muck up the Oscar glamour.”

Yes, we were impressed with the style of the evening as was the gossip mill.

A nice opportunity for more glamorati to introduce and present the films.

Oscarcast veterans recall the former 73 hosts that included Bob Hope, who became a favorite during his 18 times that comprised one evening co-hosting with Donald Duck (1958).

Also praised were Johnny Carson (5 times), Billy Crystal (8 times), and others captivating the crowds with their high-end humor. Later viewers appeared titillated with the low-end laughter of hosts Seth MacFarlane (2013), Robin Williams (1986), Ellen DeGeneres (twice), Chris Rock (twice).

Nor should we ignore the boring Jimmy Kimmel (twice), James Franco and Anne Hathaway (2011), Jon Stewart (twice).

Time after time, the fashionable beauties prancing around the red carpet are what audiences look forward to with delicious enthusiasm.

May we add that, our Oscarcast gents were no less impressive with their fashions.

A nod to Lady Gaga for telling it like it is. “If you are at home and you’re sitting on your couch and you’re watching this right now, all I have to say is this is hard work. I have worked hard for a long time and it’s not about winning. What it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion: it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down and get beaten up, but how many times you stand up, and are brave and you keep on going.”

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