press room: However, it did so while pretending that other headaches notably the existential threat posed by Netflix and other streaming services don't exist, according to Toronto Star. The Oscar-winning actors pose after Sunday's Academy Awards from left Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King, and Mahershala Ali in the press room on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Like the scam shaman in that 1939 Best Picture nominee, who was caught bluffing behind a curtain and then worked some version of magic anyway, the film academy finagled its way out of an embarrassing problem. Jordan Strauss / Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP The academy acted as if it really didn't need a show emcee to replace its abandoned choice, the Twitter-shamed Kevin Hart, and the trick worked. The presentations pairing of Mike Myers with his Wayne's World co-star Dana Carvey, Awkwafina with John Mulaney and a rabbit-festooned Melissa McCarthy with Brian Tyree Henry also offered amusing glimpses of talent the academy could possibly tap. The telecast ran just over three hours rather than the customary four, making it seem almost too brisk we critics are never happy . Look at all the non-host hosts who were trotted out! Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph joked about how they were not hosting, reminding everybody how funny they are at the Golden Globes and how they'd be preferred candidates to host the Oscars in 2020. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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