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Another rocky Oscar night is here

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WAMC film commentator Audrey Kupferberg says a black line can be seen at the edge of film, this is the audio.

The Oscars tonight is being hailed as a return to normal after last year’s pandemic-muted ceremony. But most of the pre-show attention has been on what’s NOT in the broadcast. With the Academy scrambling to retain ratings, several awards will be given off-screen in a move that has angered the non-celebrity artists who make Hollywood run.

For analysis, we spoke with Washington Post features writer Travis Andrews, who has been covering the run-up to the show.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.