Viewers React to Academy Awards Ceremony: ‘Boring’
Sunday night's Oscars were lackluster and underwhelming — but celebrities still walked away with insanely expensive gift bags
Sunday night’s Academy Awards took mere minutes to get political and to take shots at President Donald Trump — actresses Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (all pictured above) made a pointed and completely unnecessary political reference when introducing the awards glamfest.
Director Spike Lee also ranted about the 2020 presidential election in his acceptance speech when he took the stage as co-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay.
But the biggest complaint from Oscar viewers didn’t have anything to do with politics.
People were mainly bored during Sunday night’s host-less ceremony, which ran over three hours.
“I’d call that underwhelming but it was even less whelming than that,” tweeted National Review’s Kyle Smith following the ceremony.
I'd call that underwhelming but it was even less whelming than that
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) February 25, 2019
“Unwhelming,” responded one user to Smith’s thought.
“We say this every year but this is genuinely the most boring Oscar presentation in years,” wrote another user during the ceremony.
Another responded, “I’m not really one to hate-watch the #Oscars, but I have to say that no comedian hosting the awards is pretty … noticeable. Kinda amazing to have a theater full of the world’s most successful entertainers and have it be this boring.”
Check out more reactions below:
Is it just me or are the #Oscars insanely boring this year? I’m falling asleep 😩
— 💗✨Sam✨🖤 (@saammm011) February 25, 2019
oscars kinda boring without a host pic.twitter.com/dxEJ9T5nXh
— valeria (@amyadums) February 25, 2019
That was the most lack-luster #Oscars I’ve ever seen. No energy, very monotonous, and rather boring.
— Pastor Chris Brown (@chrisbrown1210) February 25, 2019
The Oscars were boring tbh
— Paige Yowell (@PaigeYowell) February 25, 2019
Despite the reactions, the glitzy celebrities attending the ceremony have nothing to complain about (do they ever?).
Gift bags handed out to many guests were reportedly valued at more $100,000 and included two week-long vacations.
The Oscars Gift Bag, given to attendees, is worth more than $100,000. It includes two week-long vacations, one in Greece and one at a wellness facility in San Francisco. It also includes membership to a “cannabis friendly” social lounge and a glow-in-the-dark emoji plunger. pic.twitter.com/a5kz5qcFIO
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 25, 2019
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