Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back After President Trump Calls Out Poor Oscars Ratings

09 March, 2018, 09:46 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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     BUST IN SHOW Edy Williams made sure that the spotlight was on her

But ABC, which broadcast the awards, isn't getting any trophies.

"Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY".

Hollywood's biggest night that celebrates the best in movies over the a year ago is becoming a smaller attraction for TV viewers.

Trump's animosity with stars - movies, television and otherwise - is well known. "As the early ratings show, even Democrats were not interested in watching that kind of self-serving hypocrisy".

The 2018 Academy Awards attracted 16% less viewers than last year's ceremony, with the lowest ever record Nielsen rating. During a Tuesday morning tweet [VIDEO], Trump responded to the low ratings of the show, before adding, "Problem is, we don't have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!" The previous record low of 32 million was set in 2008, with Jon Stewart as host, just after an 11-week Hollywood writers' strike that crippled other awards shows.

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The viewership dropped 19.7 percent from the 33.001-million average for the 2017 ceremony, which had been the second-lowest all-time.

"This year, when you hear your name called, don't get up right away".

Only four years ago, the Oscars reached almost 44 million viewers. Honestly, how many people will tolerate being told, "Do as we say, not as we do?"

Conservative commentators on cable news, often critical of Hollywood's devotion to liberal causes, revelled in the Oscar ratings decline, saying that portions of the program sounded like a sexual harassment training seminar.

And there were the sly and not-so-sly digs at the Trump administration and its policies. However, he also talked about the #MeToo movement and how Hollywood should support the upcoming March for Our Lives, planned by survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting. He was nominated for best original screenplay for "The Big Sick". "I thought it wasn't going to work", Get Out director and screenwriter Jordan Peele said. And the Oscars makes it a habit of picking best picture winners that don't make a lot of money, as Jason Guerrasio reported for our sister site, Business Insider.



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