Oscars didn’t fail to surprise, awe and impress

Although the Oscars were last week, it feels like they just ended five minutes ago.
This year's Academy Awards went over the usual three hours by half an hour. While I consider myself a pop culture buff and eagerly await the Oscars every year, this year's telecast seemed to go on and on. Thankfully  host Seth MacFarlane tried to move things along.
 


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‘Boardwalk Empire’ lets Buscemi shine

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Kutcher steps in to save ‘Two and a Half Men’

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