Turns out you don't need a host. Just a voice-over announcer to introduce the presenters, at no more than ten words a person, and it saves lots of time that would previously have been given over to inanities like serving pizza. There's even enough time for the winners to give their full speeches, even the ones who read a megillah off their iphone. And it still comes in at no more than 20 minutes longer than the scheduled 3-hour time.
Don't have much to say about the actual awards. I've only seen 3 of the winning films in full, and one of them is Bao, the animated short.