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How relevant are the Oscars, other award shows in 2019?

Viewers still care - they're just not chained to the shows like they once were.

In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, an

In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP/Matt Sayles

Glamour! Speeches! Envelopes! Yes, it’s award show season again. What better time for Newsday’s entertainment critics to weigh in on some burning questions about these glitzy events, starting with: Are these ceremonies still relevant in 2019?

Do award shows still matter?

Who’s watching?

How important is the host?

What have been some of the biggest disappointments? Upsets?

When and where can I watch this year’s ceremonies?

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