According to Brian Flood of Fox News, “Politically charged  Oscars hit all-time low rating, plummet almost 6 million viewers from 2019.”
If I had to guess, all of the “red carpet” pregame shows probably did better than the awards show itself.
My wife likes to see all of the stars and what they’re wearing…, so I got sucked into watching this year…, and then I decided to roll right into the awards show and give it another chance. I have declined watching The Oscars the last few years because of all of the anti-Trump nonsense.
The opening dance routine was pretty lame, in my opinion. The girl who came out doing the Mr. Rogers thing obviously didn’t rehearse much. First, she couldn’t get her jacket off, then she couldn’t hang it up, then her shirt became unbuttoned, then she couldn’t get the sweater on and then she couldn’t button the sweater.
And it was all downhill after that!
The segment with Steve Martin and Chris Rock was really pretty funny, and I was beginning to have hope that this might not be too bad after all.
But the Hollywood idiots just couldn’t resist and they didn’t waste any time.
The very first award for Best Supporting Actor went to Brad Pitt, and he felt it was necessary to make some remark about John Bolton and the Senate, and then something about “the adults in the room” doing something…, and that was it…, “click, click, click,” and I was off watching something else.
What is with all of this denigrating lecturing?!
Do you think you’re Barack Obama or something, Brad?
My 2020 Oscar experience didn’t last very long…, and I probably won’t even try again in the future.
“ABC’s politically charged Oscar telecast averaged [only] 23.6 million viewers on Sunday night, the smallest audience ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).”
“THR noted that total was ‘well below the 29.56 million and 7.7 for last year’s awards,’ and down 20 percent in year-to-year viewers.”
“The lengthy, host-less broadcast fell almost 2 million viewers short of the previous all-time low, when the Oscars averaged 26.54 million viewers back in 2018.”
“The Oscars featured several winners injecting politics into the Academy Awards, starting with the telecast’s first famous victor, Brad Pitt, who took a shot at Republican senators who voted against calling witnesses at President Trump’s impeachment trial.”
‘“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,’ Pitt said. ‘I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.’”
“Pitt was not the only actor to politicize his comments as Joaquin Phoenix used his lengthy, emotional best actor acceptance speech to discuss, among other things, the state of humanity, and the plight of cows.”
I actually have no problem with anyone denouncing animal cruelty…, but the rest of it can go. Can we just say thank you for the award, say thank you to who you need to thank, and let the show go on?
We really don’t care about anything you have to say.
Really…, we don’t.
“Even socialist revolutionary Karl Marx was mentioned in a speech by Julia Reichert, the co-director of the Barack and Michelle Obama-produced best feature-length documentary winner ‘American Factory.’”
Oh…, that figures!
I believe Oscar fell and broke a hip this year…, and he won’t be getting back up.
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