Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony reminded us all once again why Americans are increasingly tuning out and changing the channel.
What was promised by host Jimmy Kimmel to be a ‘positive’ event turned out unsurprisingly to be full of invective and political jabs at conservatives in general and VP Mike Pence and President Trump specifically.
Aside from the phallic jokes, it looks to become one of the least memorable events in all of Oscar history with record-low ratings that made even Megyn Kelly blush.
We’re hoping the event finally will mark the beginning of the post-Hollywood era when Americans are both no longer going to the theater in droves and, thus, care little about what thespians think.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Jimmy Kimmel claimed he was keeping this year’s Oscars positive, but the ratings were anything but.
The politically charged 2018 Academy Awards were down 15.6 percent compared to the 2017 viewership with an 18.9 rating in Nielsen’s overnight numbers from 8-11 p.m. ET, according to TheWrap.
The sharp decline marks what could become the lowest-rated Oscars of all time on a night when host Jimmy Kimmel and the crowd of Hollywood elite focused on diversity, feminism and political issues as much as it focused on the films being honored.
The lack of high-wattage stars in the major categories, as well as a ho-hum slate of films when it came to box office receipts, may have also been a factor.
Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News viewers shouldn’t be surprised that the show turned political and featured “divisive, left-wing politics” throughout the four-hour event.
“The Tinseltown elite genuinely hate the people they expect will pay to see their movies and watch their TV shows,” Gainor said. “Why do we support them?”