Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Oscars Ratings Crash and Burn, Again

Oscars Ratings Crash and Burn, Again

According to ABC, the Academy Awards dominated Sunday night's social conversation with 23 million interactions.

Despite the prestige and important of the Oscars within the film industry, the number of people tuning in to view the ceremony may have hit an all-time low based on initial ratings from the US. "Keeps his hands where you can see them, never says a rude word, and most importantly, no penis at all", Mr. Kimmel quipped.

Meanwhile, del Toro won best director and Alexandre Desplat won best original score. "The Shape of Water" has been celebrated as a visual feast about a woman who falls in love with a odd amphibious creature. "I said, 'What's wrong with Grandma?' He said, 'Nothing, we're going to the movies'".

"Tonight we thank the moviegoing public", he said, which on this occasion, was a group of unsuspecting people "lured" into the TCL Chinese Theatre across the street from the awards ceremony, under the pretence of seeing the sci-fi movie Wrinkle In Time, starring Oprah Winfrey.

He referred to the debacle during last year's ceremony, when Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope by PwC's star-struck accountants backstage and accidentally announced that "La La Land" had won Best Picture instead of the real victor "Moonlight". "Get Out" was nominated in the Best Picture category. "We make them to upset Mike Pence", Kimmel said.

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Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani joined Kenyan-born Lupita Nyong'o to salute the so-called Dreamers - immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children and here without permanent protection from deportation.

Other winners included James Ivory for Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name, and Coco's "Remember Me" for Best Original Song. "Dreams are the foundation of Hollywood and dreams are the foundation of America". We don't want another thing.

Netflix scored its first feature-film Oscar with the sports doping documentary "Icarus". Best supporting actress Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige said Seacrest is "fighting for his life right now". That's down about 16% from the 22.5/37 rating from the 2017 Academy Awards.

Twenty years ago, a "Titanic" sweep won record ratings for the Oscar broadcast.

Dale said he was actually at the Oscar engraving station at the same time as McDormand and "had a laugh" with her at the Governors Ball on Sunday, before her trophy was allegedly stolen. "Just look at him", joked Kimmel. This year's Academy Awards were watched by about 26.5 million people - the lowest in the show's history. Well, Frances McDormand pointed to it in her exceptional and moving winning speech: we need to start talking about money, and how it is distributed.

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