Host Free Oscars

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MIKE BLAKE

91st Academy Awards - Oscars Show - Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 24, 2019. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born." REUTERS/Mike Blake

Kristin Bruno

The Oscars turned out almost perfect at the end of Sunday night. Most people thought that the award show would turn out a mess because the lack of a host. “After a tumultuous build-up, a host-free, more streamlined Oscars yielded a mild upstick in ratings Sunday night, and while far from perfect, a slick and satisfying enough show to avoid the disaster that some surely anticipated.” Considering last years numbers for the Oscars, there was a small change in the numbers this year. 2018 Oscars was supposed to be hosted by Kevin Heart but he backed out a few days after he was chosen to host the show. “Preliminary numbers show modest improvement after last year’s all-time low, which is both good news and slightly bad.” The Oscars usually has a host with the intent of promoting the show considering that’s one of the few new elements from year to year. “Notably, the pattern for the Oscars mirrors the Grammys, which also plummeted in 2018 and rebounded slightly earlier this month”

MIKE BLAKE
91st Academy Awards – Oscars Show – Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 24, 2019. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born.” REUTERS/Mike Blake