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Poolman: Worst Oscars Ever

Octavia Spencer with the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role for “the Help”, left, and Meryl Streep with the Oscar for best actress in a leading role for “The Iron Lady” examine their trophies at the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Poolman: That had to go down as the worse Oscars ever. The intro was a regurgitation of something Billy Crystal has done over and over again - not fresh at all. Crystal’s humor was dry, uncomfortable and old. It was like trying to laugh at a joke you heard last week. The skits were awful. The Cir de Soleil performance wasn’t even good and that is extremely rare. Who cares if Adam Sandler will show his entire interpersonal feelings on film by the time he is 80? They do interviews the entire show with people like Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, etc. and then give the biggest award to some Schmuck that was in a movie nobody will ever watch. Then they turn around give the other to a woman who would be nominated if she appeared in a commercial for Jimmy Johns sandwiches. And why it is every single speech has a thank you to Harvey Weinstein. That guy must pay the Academy members well.

Question: Who would you prefer to emcee Academy Awards — Billy Crystal or Ricky Gervais? Or someone else?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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