Chris Rock was funny, important issues were tackled and Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home a golden statuette, but one thing that stuck with some Oscar viewers was just how long Sunday's Academy Awards were.
The show began at 8:30 p.m. EST after an hour and a half of pre-show coverage on ABC.
It then ran way past its predicted three-hour time slot, ending well after midnight on the East Coast. Plenty of viewers took notice of how late the show was going.
Carrying on much much much too long@oscars
— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) February 29, 2016
Is it over? Please. Let it be over. Just too long and too boring. ^^ #Oscars
— Lady Mary's Eyebrows (@L_MarysEyebrows) February 29, 2016
One Instagram user shared a photo of huge mug of coffee writing, After staying up way too late to watch the ridiculously long, drawn out#Oscars... This is how much #coffee I'll require to be semi-functional today...
I fell asleep before the Oscars finished. Why so long?
— Nathan Stevenson (@nathanstevenson) February 29, 2016
How does the Oscars still go for so long when they barely let anyone speak?
— Lisa Dib (@LisaDib1) February 29, 2016
Is the #Oscars really about to be 4 hours long? Some people work Monday mornings...
— Adam W (@Adam_w07) February 29, 2016
the Oscars really shouldn't be this long.
— josh. (@josh_conniff) February 29, 2016
Every year these feel longer and longer #Oscars
— Alexander Greer (@LonerDreamer) February 29, 2016
Oh my god #Oscars . This is too damn long. We still have 5 categories and it's going on 11:30. You're killing me here.
— Dave Grimes (@DawnoftheDave87) February 29, 2016
Some fans suggested a solution may be to cut some of the categories being handed out at the actual Oscars ceremony.
Message to academy: get rid of some of these categories and award them the night before! It's SO long!! #Oscars
— ♥ Tracy Nurzynski ♥ (@tracynurzynski) February 29, 2016
How many categories left? It has started +3h ago. Definitively too long. And the most interesting categories aren't passed yet. #Oscars
— Ariane D'Amour (@ariane_damour) February 29, 2016
— Chris Parker (@SirChrisParker) February 29, 2016
Like you know there are 100 categories during the Grammys but we only see like 6 of them ... that's how they should do the Oscars
— Breakfast With Audi (@BrkfastWithAudi) February 29, 2016
In addition to Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress, the Oscars hands out statues for categories like Sound Mixing, Documentary (short subject), Live Action Short and more.
Is the telecast too long or just right? Let us know in the comments section below.