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They probably should have called the Oscars something else this year. Held in a train station, delayed two months, handicapped by a field of entries that, no matter how worthy, most TV viewers had not seen, this was a show that was different. There was no band there to rudely interrupt speeches or a host

Some quick, overnight thoughts on the 92nd Annual Oscars: Haven’t seen the movie yet but it was easy to cheer for “Parasite” and director Bong Joon-ho. The shot of him having a moment with Oscar on stage while a colleague addressed the crowd said everything about somebody from a far off land living their Oscar

I spoke Monday with CTV News Channel midday anchor Marcia MacMillan about Sunday’s Oscar broadcast. As you can see from the above video, I generally gave the show a positive review, and can see the Academy going with a hostless event again next year. Did anybody really miss watching a busload of tourists wander into

Have to admit: the 91st Annual Academy Awards did not miss having a host one little bit. Even at the very end, which was only about two minutes over the allotted time, having final presenter Julia Roberts simply say goodnight and thank her mom was so in keeping with what turned out to be a

Oscar ratings are plummeting. I blame Leslie Neilsen. The Canadian born “Naked Gun” star hasn’t made a movie since 2009. This is mainly because he died in 2010. Neilsen was pretty much the reason I went to the movies. Imagine how much better “The Shape of Water” would have been if Frank Drebin had been

From Monday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kimmel addresses speculation that the Oscar screw-up was some sort of planned prank. As I walked offstage, people started to speculate that maybe I was pulling a prank. Which… trust me – if I had pulled a prank in that situation, I wouldn’t have just had the wrong winner’s name