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Oscars producers Reginald Hudlin and David Hill on letting Chris Rock 'just go at it' and more

Oscars producers Reginald Hudlin and David Hill on letting Chris Rock 'just go at it' and more

This year's Academy Awards telecast on ABC received generally positive reviews from critics for its brisk pace and host Chris Rock's biting commentary, and social-media mentions rose 22%. Even so, the Oscars had 3 million fewer viewers than they had last year. The day after their big night, first-time Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin spoke with The Times about shaping their show amid cultural controversy and technological change, finding elusive young male viewers and learning from the inaugural "thank you" scroll.

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