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Worst: Not your grandpa's, but your mom and dad's Oscars
It's one thing to have a show that overcompensates by trying to reach a younger generation by having a slew of presenters such as Zac Efron and members of the "Twilight" cast (see producer Adam Shankman's 82nd show) and it's very hard to land big names, but this year's show was clearly for the over-40 set. Besides the 23-year-old Emma Stone, the only other presenters under 35 were Rose Byrne (32) and Ellie Kemper (31). We're certainly not agist here at HitFix, but when your host is almost in his mid-60's shouldn't there be an effort to inject some youthful energy into the show? Just sayin'.
- Gregory Ellwood