The Academy Awards registered Sunday what may be an all-time television ratings low for a politically charged broadcast that featured a slate of nominated movies few viewers had ever seen. Initial Nielsen figures gave the 90th annual Academy Awards an 18.9 percent live same-day household rating, which would be the lowest in Oscars history, below the 20.9 percent rating for the 2008 telecast, according to Deadline Hollywood. The early ratings report for this year’s telecast on ABC also represents a drop of 16 percent from the 2017 awards show, which registered a 22.5 percent household rating. As expected, the four-hour awards show included political jabs at President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as cheers for immigrants and young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers. “To all the dreamers out there, we stand with you,” said actor Kumail Nanjiani, an awards presenter. Some stars wore orange pins from Everytown for Gun Safety “to bring awareness to gun violence prevention,” while others wore black-and-white #TimesUp pins, referring to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. Host Jimmy Kimmel called the golden Oscar statue “the most beloved and respected man in Hollywood.” “And there’s a very good reason why: Just look at him. Keeps his hands where you can see them, never says a rude word, and most importantly, no penis at all,” Mr. Kimmel quipped. “He is a literal statue of limitations.” The night’s big winner, “The Shape of Water,” wasn’t a blockbuster, but it did bring in a respectable $57 million at the box office for the best gross by a Best Picture recipient in five years. Still, only two of the nine Best Picture nominees — “Dunkirk” and “Get Out” — grossed over $100 million, and the combined box-office take of the films was the lowest in six years, according to Variety. “As it stands, this is the lowest-grossing crop of best picture contenders since 2011, a fact that should be sending shivers up the spine of ABC executives as they brace for the March 4 telecast,” said Variety’s Brett Lang in a Feb. 20 post.
Nothing really news-worthy.. Just a confirmation that the Oscars, was yet again, just a bunch of nauseating, politically correct, entitlement-minded, extreme liberal, HollyWEIRD elitists sitting around and patting themselves on the back…while going though the usual Trump, and Republican bashing.. And, Jimmy Kimmel was his usual weasley, obnoxious self.. They all just don’t get that most of regular America doesn’t care what they think…and that’s why viewer numbers are at all-time low.
Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain went directly after a key issue that, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, will affect Tinseltown for at least a generation — the fact that the decades-long, industry-wide cover-up of sexual misconduct has destroyed whatever residual moral authority Hollywood had left. Speaking at an Elle magazine event Monday, Chastain said, “Oh we’re very quick to point the finger at others and address the issue with social action and fundraising. Yet there is a clear disconnect between how we practice what we preach in our industry.” She added, “We rally against the presidential candidate who slants a narrative of his sexual assault as mere locker room talk, but at the same time we ignore the stories and warnings of sexual predators in our offices.” While the knock against President Trump is a myth perpetrated by a dishonest national media that continues to lie about Trump “admitting” to sexual harassment in the infamous Access Hollywood tape (he did not), Chastain’s overall point is dead on. There is nothing leftwing Hollywood enjoys more than to spend $50 million on a movie no one will see as a means to scold and look down upon normal Americans, most especially conservatives and Christians, who live in the suburbs, the south or anywhere not on a coast. After Hollywood’s defense of admitted child rapist Roman Polanski ten years ago, this was already laughable. The Weinstein scandal, however, is something altogether different. The public now knows that the very same Hollywood that jumped on the War on Women bandwagon, that slashed and burned every Republican in sight over the issue, that backed Hillary Clinton… That this industry has the dirtiest and most disgusting backyard in corporate history. While Hollywood donned their shrill pussyhats and stridently lectured the rest of us, Tinseltown was aggressively shielding, enabling, and protecting countless predators and harassers. And these harassers and predators are still being shielded.
Indeed.. Well said John! John Nolte is responsible for that spot-on op/ed. HollyWEIRD is all about “do as I say; not as I do.” They’re an industry, the majority of which are narcissistic, self-righteous, arrogant, extreme liberal, elitist hypocrites. And, they pat themselves on the back each year at that nauseating vomit-worthy get-together called the Oscars….where they tell each other how wonderful they are, while talking down to the rest of us peasants in middle America. Kudos to Jessica for at least acknowledging that HollyWEIRD has no moral authority.