Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Oscar Ratings Down to All-Time Low With 26.5M Viewers

Oscar Ratings Down to All-Time Low With 26.5M Viewers

"President Trump is an expert on low ratings", one tweet read.

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony was held on Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

As is now routine, he poked fun at President Donald Trump and the current political climate.

"Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY", he tweeted, matching Trump's odd capitalization rules. "Problem is, we don't have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!" he tweeted. Accepting the award for "Coco" were its filmmakers, two of whom are gay, which shows evidence of Hollywood working to create more spaces for LGBTQ filmmakers.

Ratings for the most recent Grammys fell by nearly one-quarter in just one year, while the Screen Actors Guild Awards fell by 30 percent and the Golden Globes fell by 5 percent. His obsession was TV ratings is well-documented, considering his stint on reality TV.

There are many reasons why Egyptians are eager to watch the Oscars every year; for them it is exactly like an important annual meeting that they are keen not to miss.

As host Jimmy Kimmel said, "If you are a nominee tonight who isn't making history, shame on you", Kimmel said.

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A man was arrested and is accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Los Angeles police said.

Even with those drops, the events deliver massive numbers of viewers that used to regularly be delivered by the biggest hits in prime time before proliferating choices started slicing and dicing the audience.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tried as much as it could to keep ratings from falling, at the same time highlighting movies that have not been widely watched.

"Shape of Water", for example, won for best picture and only grossed $57 million at the USA box office.

Brian S. Brown, president of the socially conservative National Organization for Marriage, called the Oscars a "bizarre presentation" that made "people who buy movie tickets and finance the lavish lifestyles of the left's rich and pampered" feel marginalized. In 1998, the blockbuster Titanic won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture.

The 50-year-old comedian also called out Trump for what it appears to be his dislike for actress Lupita Nyong'o, whose family is a native of Kenya. He wrote and directed the groundbreaking film Get Out.

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