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anything about the 1989 Oscars, it’s likely because of a truly insane opening number that featured Snow White and Rob Lowe singing a charade version of “Proud Mary.”( Also, if you remember anything about the 1989 Oscars, congratulations: You’re officially too old to ever get a handle on TikTok .) The reason it happened? The ceremony ran without a host that year–a rarity that’s about to repeat itself.
Yes, thanks in big portion to Kevin Hart’s truly staggering inability to apologize for positions he claims to have left in the past, Sunday’s 91 st Annual Academy Awards are host-less for the first time in 30 years. That might actually work in favor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has grappled with a precipitous viewership decline over the past five years( from 43.7 million in 2014 to 26.5 million last year ). The Academy has already tried and failed, twice, to make this year’s telecast shorter and more appealing–a Popular Film category and booting a handful of awardings to commercial breaking were both announced, then ultimately canceled–leaving morbid curiosity its most compelling draw.
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