The 85th Annual Academy Awards are officially over, and Peter Travers is none too pleased. “You enjoyed three hours and 40 minutes of total boredom?” he quips. But Travers isn’t even talking about the Academy’s selections and snubs; he’s focused on the Oscars show itself. Though Travers is a fan of host Seth MacFarlane, he rips the Ted and Family Guy creator for his performance. “He turned it into the Tony awards with musical numbers,” fumes Travers, especially focusing on the William Shatner bit and numerous singing interludes. “It was so dull.”
Also, after waiting for years, Travers was excited for the 50th Anniversary James Bond tribute, only to find it a dud. “[After the hype], they show clips that you could’ve done at home on your iPhone,” he says, enraged that not one Bond actor showed up during the segment.
There’s plenty of beef for haters to stew on here, like failed gags and First Lady Michelle Obama’s surprise remote appearance. “I’m fed up,” seethes Travers. “I say, ‘Damn you, Oscars show!'”