Academy Awards reaction from author Michael J. Knowles.
In a tweet that appears to mock the 90th Oscars which held on Sunday, President Donald Trump has said it was the lowest-rated Oscars in history.
The president took to Twitter on Tuesday morning (March 6) to blast the "stars" at the event and claim that he's the only star left, though he says he's just kidding.
"While many Presidents have been lauded for their self deprecating humor Trump gives us all one more reason to loathe him with his self Aggrandizing Humor", a follow-up tweet stated.
Lupita Nyong'o, Margot Robbie, Lin Manuel Miranda, Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Emily Blunt, and Guillermo del Toro were just some of the Hollywood names that made the surprise appearance; as they preceded to hand out candies to shocked-looking patrons who thought they were just there to watch a movie.
February's Grammy Awards on CBS dropped 24%, to 19.8 million viewers, while the Golden Globes drew 19 million on NBC in January, a 5% drop.
"OSCAR RATINGS", a tweet added.
This Sunday's Oscars were a a pretty good first step. The 2018 victor for best picture, "The Shape of Water", has earned $57.4 million at the box office in the USA and Canada, making it the highest-grossing honoree in the category since "Argo" in 2013.
Brian S. Brown, president of the socially conservative National Organization for Marriage, called the Oscars a "bizarre presentation" that made "people who buy movie tickets and finance the lavish lifestyles of the left's rich and pampered" feel marginalized. "Titanic", one of the highest grossing films of all time, won Best Picture that year.
Who do you think was robbed this year?
"There were a lot of great nominees but Harvey deserved it the most".
ABC, which has the rights to the Oscars through 2028 and was able to command more than $2 million for a 30-second commercial on the telecast, declined comment on the ratings decline.
There weren't almost as many as men, despite the historic nominations for Greta Gerwig (the fifth woman nominated for best director) and Rachel Morrison ("Mudbound"), the first woman nominated for best cinematography.
"On top of insulting Trump voters, this Oscar telecast also promised to be a lecture in favor of gun control (by elitists protected by hundreds of armed guards) and against sexual harassment (by elitists who are either harassers or enablers)", Nolte wrote.
"Every year there seems like there is an issue that Hollywood has chosen to lecture the country on", media consultant and former network executive Preston Beckman told the Los Angeles Times.
The most watched Oscars in history were in 1998. In a particularly insider-y moment, lead actress victor Frances McDormand finished an otherwise emotional tribute to the other female nominees with the term "inclusion rider", referring to a contractual clause that requires a specific level of diversity in the cast and crew of a project. It's the fourth consecutive year that viewership has declined.
"I would totally do it if we get paid!" "The last Oscar ceremony I watched was in 2016 because my favorite actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, was nominated to the Oscars for his role in "The Revenant", he said.