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93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles

Pandemic-constrained Oscars feature more oratory, less music, comedy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -The Oscars telecast on Sunday, stripped to its bare essentials by constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibited a look and feel like no others - devoid of the usual comedy and musical performances but chock full of lengthy oratory from the winners.

93rd Academy Awards

U.S. TV audience for revamped Oscars at record low

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -U.S. television ratings for Sunday's reinvented Oscars ceremony plummeted to a new low, according to preliminary Nielsen data for a show that USA Today called "a train wreck" and the New York Times described as "a dead room."