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What's up with the Oscar microphone feedback?

It's not just you: Plenty of Academy Award watchers are wondering what the heck is up with the audible feedback coming from the main presenter's microphone at Sunday night's show.The sound problems come and go, but continued for more than an hour.Tampa Bay Times critic Eric Deggans tweeted, "On top of bloated, often unfunny show, #Oscars also has horrible feedback occasionally cutting thru sound

It's not just you: Plenty of Academy Award watchers are wondering what the heck is up with the audible feedback coming from the main presenter's microphone at Sunday night's show.

The sound problems come and go, but continued for more than an hour.

Tampa Bay Times critic Eric Deggans tweeted, "On top of bloated, often unfunny show, #Oscars also has horrible feedback occasionally cutting thru sound mix. Thanks Oscar!"

Some on Twitter had fun with the noise. Tweeted David T. Cole, "The feedback is okay if you imagine it as an offstage lightsaber battle."

Comic Marc Maron wrote, "I like that the ghosts in the machine have been trying to shut the Oscars down all night."

And Bryan Laurenson suggested, "Perhaps the guys who just won the sound editing awards can help the Oscars with that terrible high-end feedback going on."

There was even a new Twitter account, OscarsAudioGuy, created to poke fun at the noise. The tagline listed under the account name was "Give me some tin cans and string and we can create the 84th Academy Awards wherever you'd like."

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