Jimmy Kimmel Claps Back at Trump's Oscars Ratings Dig

Jimmy Kimmel Claps Back at Trump's Oscars Ratings Dig

Continuing a recent trend, ratings for the 3 hour and 50 minute telecast dropped to a record low of 26.5 million viewers, down a big 20% from last year's 33 million.

Live TV broadcasts remain relatively attractive for advertisers because watchers can not skip commercials, with prices for Oscars ad spots climbing despite 2017 viewership of 32.9 million, which was the smallest in nine years. Gerwig, director and writer of the critically acclaimed "Lady Bird" was the first woman nominated in this category in 10 years.

'So we were talking about our appreciation for people who go to the movies and those are you people, so we wanted to say thank you to the moviegoers'.

Even though the four lead actor awards were won by white actors, some results of the awards show demonstrated that Hollywood is taking baby steps to enter this new age.

"Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY", he tweeted, matching Trump's unusual capitalization rules. "Problem is, we don't have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!"

Despite the decrease in viewers, the broadcast was the most watched US TV programme on Sunday night, and is likely to be among the highest-viewed of 2018, excluding sporting events.

Still, when an artist I really like gets an Oscar, I tend to be happy.

Fox's Tomi Lahren called the Oscars "sad" and dedicated to "self-obsession and blatant hypocrisy". The host was Jimmy Kimmel, who started by talking about the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood recently.

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Despite the dip in viewership, the Academy Awards can keep bragging rights over other awards shows.

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Another photographer who took Bryant's picture at about the same time did not recognize him as a victor at the ceremony, and began following him, police said.

Ratings for the Oscars have been better when the movies were bigger.

McDormand, he said, rambled "incoherently" and looked "homeless". "This of course was touted by the left as an unbelievable moment", Brown said in a statement, referring to the movement in which millions have shared stories of sexual harassment and abuse with the hashtag #MeToo.

In the past year, Kimmel has made waves in late night with his politically-inclined monologues which often take aim at Trump.

"She has presided over the deaths of 3.8 million children. All were precious", she wrote.

Author Information: Marwa Eltagouri is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post.

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