It didn't take Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel to get into a political diatribe at Sunday night's Academy Awards Show and it looks like the viewing public meet it with a resounding CLICK. This year's Oscar's show scored the lowest ratings in the show's HISTORY. The show drew 26 and a half million viewers, nearly a 20% drop from the 33 million who tuned in in 2017. It's the first tie the Oscars drew fewer than 30 million people in Neilson records that go back to 1974. Many times viewership is tied to box office muscle and there's no doubt this year's list of nominated films was a yawner. The Best Picture THE SHAPE OF WATER only grossed $56.4 million dollars in the United States. In 1998, 44-million people tuned in thanks to the blockbuster TITANIC. Box office buzz certainly helps but what doesn't is the constant barrage of political opinion and lectures on morality. When will these awards show realize we don't care what the beautiful people think? The Oscars should be a celebration of FILM. The Oscars need an enema and a good place to start is nominating films people actually go to see and then let the beautiful folks of Hollywood know it's not about THEM, it's about celebrating the movies!
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