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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No award for Oscar broadcast

Is it any wonder that this year's Academy Awards had the lowest TV ratings in their history?

Half the acting nominees were people no one had ever heard of -- for roles in movies that no one saw -- and more than 50 percent of the show consisted of non-famous people reading laundry lists of their friends and co-workers.

What a snooze.

Jon Stewart's opening monologue was funny -- especially the "Gadolf Titler" joke and the line about "Atonement" capturing "the passion and raw sexuality of Yom Kippur" -- but the rest of the show was downright dreadful.



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