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The Oscars 2022: Rise and Fall

When it seemed that the Oscars could not sink any lower, this year's ceremony has shown that the bottom is much further than imagined. This, not only because of the unexpected performance of the nominee Will Smith slapping the presenter Chris Rock, but also because of the absurd performance of the other trio of presenters, at times dressed up as characters taken from the movies and making bad jokes even about the covid-19 crisis. . After a dull and mediocre ceremony last year, the organizers probably wanted to return with a more iconoclastic and daring night; but the atmosphere of intolerance within an increasingly polarized world turned such intention into a grimace, mirroring the high degree of global dysfunctionality in which we find ourselves submerged.

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