Hollywood is reeling.
Americans are fed up with the elites in the entertainment industry preaching morality to the masses while systematically harassing women and enabling sexual predators.
Evidence of that couldn’t be any clearer after the ugly ratings the pompous awards show received.
The ratings for the 90th Academy Awards were not only abysmal, they were an all-time low.
It was an Oscar do-over last night for host Jimmy Kimmel, producers Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd and Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Following last year’s Envelopegate, which led to Beatty and Dunaway inadvertently announcing a wrong Best Picture winner, the quartet’s second go-around went without a hitch.
The good news did not carry over to ratings for the 90th Academy Awards, which crowned The Shape of Water as Best Picture. Last night’s ceremony drew a 18.9 Live+Same Day rating in the metered market households. That was off 16% from last year’s 22.4 rating, which was a nine-year low. The 18.9 appears to be an all-time low for the Oscars, below the previous low ratings point, logged with the 2008 telecast (21.9), hosted by Jon Stewart, when No Country For Old Men won Best Picture.
That, despite the fact that The Shape of Water was the the highest-grossing Best Picture winner in five years.
Last year, the 22.4 metered market rating translated to 32.9 million viewers — also a nine-year low — and a 9.1 rating among adults 18-49.
The best that Hollywood’s big night has done in the first round of ratings over the past decade-plus was back in 2005. That show, hosted by Chris Rock, got a 30.1 metered market households. Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby won Best Picture that year, and the broadcast went on to score 42.1 million viewers in the final number. With 12 Years a Slave winning Best Picture, the 2014 Oscars fronted by Ellen DeGeneres (27.9 metered market HH rating) drew the biggest overall audience of the 21st century, with 43.7 million tuning in.
While Hollywood lectures everyone else about indecent behavior toward women, they award Kobe Bryant with an Oscar.
Kobe Bryant celebrated an amazing victory Sunday night … winning an Oscar and, incredibly, the celebrities in the audience had a case of selective amnesia.
Kobe took home the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Dear Basketball.” The audience cheered Kobe … some even rose to their feet for a standing O.
Interesting … considering the majority of the audience were wearing Time’s Up pins.
You may recall — although a lot of the people who came out after the ceremony didn’t — Kobe was arrested in 2003, charged and tried for rape.
The case fell apart when the alleged victim stopped cooperating with prosecutors. Kobe subsequently settled for a reported $5 million, though he denies paying her a cent. Kobe was Teflon at the awards ceremony.
This is indicative of the moral double standard that has existed in Hollywood for decades.
People are sick of it, and the ratings reflect their sentiment.