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Hollywood’s soapboxing drags
Oscars to all-time low ratings

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Posted By: Ribicon, 2/10/2020 3:42:45 PM

The biggest flop of the award show season? The award show itself. The Oscars made history for the smallest audience the award show has ever received after a night of predictable wins and polarizing acceptance speeches. About 23.6 million people watched the 92nd installment of the show, which showered Bong Joon Ho with awards including Best Director and Best Picture for his widely acclaimed social horror film “Parasite.” And while it was the most-watched show of the awards season, even the promise of a hostless show couldn’t hoist up Hollywood’s big night amid repeat wins by actors who already took home Golden Globes, SAGs and BAFTAs.


Attention and money are like oxygen to degenerate Hollywood, so here's a bit of good news. Maybe more of us are not buying what they're selling.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 2/10/2020 3:55:25 PM (No. 314229)
Well I did my part by not watching, just as I have not watched for decades.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: hershey 2/10/2020 4:03:12 PM (No. 314243)
Didn't watch it, but was 'Parasite' about all the democraps in Washington???
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair 2/10/2020 4:06:02 PM (No. 314247)
Golden Globes, SAGS, BAFTAS, and Oscars ? Aren't these people getting broken limbs from patting themselves on the back so enthusiastically ? SAGS sounds appropriate though.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56 2/10/2020 4:06:45 PM (No. 314248)
You mean the Oscars were on last night? Darn, I missed them. Again. And Again. And Again. And Again ....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: privateer 2/10/2020 4:14:03 PM (No. 314262)
Hollywood, i.e. the motion picture industry, used to be part of the Entertainment Industry. Now it is merely the most depraved branch of the Ministry of Propaganda.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: watashiyo 2/10/2020 4:15:44 PM (No. 314265)
All bunch of Star Wars Aliens.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starboard_side 2/10/2020 4:16:11 PM (No. 314266)
Didn't watch, and don't care what they say about anything. Only movie I saw was 1917, and it was the first movie I went to in a couple years. And, despite the fancy seats, the in-seat popcorn and Bud Lite service, I doubt I'll be back any time soon. Had to also put up with people talking, slurping straws, and the "waiter" walking around taking trays and stuff away while the movie was still on. I doubt 23.6 million watched, but based on 330,000,000 population, 23.6 is only about 7%.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jalo1951 2/10/2020 4:24:22 PM (No. 314278)
Don't need you, don't care what you say, don't watch you, won't pay. Bye bye,
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Reply 9 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/10/2020 4:36:55 PM (No. 314292)
23 million is apparently a relatively low number, but 23 million doesn't sound so bad to me. No, I was not one of that number.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Daisymay 2/10/2020 4:41:50 PM (No. 314298)
In my younger days, I always watched the Oscars. Loved to watch the Ladies in their beautiful gowns parade to the Theater. Loved the Oscars when they showed clips of Movies I had actually seen, something like Titanic or the movies of the 50's, 60's and 70's. Somewhere, somehow, things changed. I went to fewer and fewer Movies because there wasn't anything worth the price of a Ticket (which also continued to rise). Now if I see three movies a year, it's a lot! Just isn't anything worth seeing. Just junk! So, I gave up watching the Oscars years back. Even the Ladies dresses couldn't entice me back. When I did see what they wore I was sadly disappointed. Times have changed and apparently, I haven't changed with them. So be it!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: cor-vet 2/10/2020 5:08:48 PM (No. 314310)
I can't believe 23,000,000 people watched these high school drop-outs pat each other on the back. The only way I would have watched would be if Ricky Gervias hosted.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jethro bo 2/10/2020 5:15:53 PM (No. 314317)
Whoa, you mean a Democrat peep rally didn't draw as dig an audience as a Trump Rally? Gee, I wonder why?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 2/10/2020 5:17:01 PM (No. 314319)
Don't worry, ratings will be much lower next year.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Catherine 2/10/2020 6:04:15 PM (No. 314359)
# 2 - it's easy to pick the best picture winner. Just check out the ratings for nominated movies and the one with the least attendance and least amount of money earned will win.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: skacmar 2/10/2020 6:09:18 PM (No. 314363)
Why watch something to be lectured to by a bunch of liberal self-righteous hypocrites while congratulating themselves for making movies that nobody has seen?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: davew 2/10/2020 6:15:21 PM (No. 314367)
Awarding Best Picture to "Parasite" has got to be the biggest unintended joke on the Hollywood elite in its history. The premise of the movie is that clever but ethically challenged underclass people can easily con wealthy but clueless elites into believing that they are the competent servants they pretend to be while stealing them blind. This is exactly what Bernie Sanders and the whole "woke" movement has been doing to wealthy intellectuals and elites like the Hollywood crowd for years. They con elites into believing they are part of some great moral crusade when in fact they are just being suckered out of the wealth to support totally crackpot ideas of governance by clever politicians. When Bernie Sanders was living in a cheap apartment before his political awakening his power was cut off. Bernie just got a long extension cord and plugged it into his landlord's circuit in the basement. Exactly what the parasite family would have done in the movie. They are two of a kind.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/10/2020 6:34:09 PM (No. 314382)
One question: Can I be considered to have missed watching the Oscars if I didn't even know they were on? Shoot! May I now retro-boycott them?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/10/2020 6:52:43 PM (No. 314406)
Brad Pittifuls remarks is typical of why i haven’t watch it for years. Same for late night tv shows. Hasn’t been the same since Johnny Carson. The vile not funny remarks they call comedy is anything butt.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: pros7767 2/10/2020 7:29:11 PM (No. 314433)
Why do they think we care about what they think about anything?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: doctorfixit 2/10/2020 7:43:46 PM (No. 314449)
Renee Zellweger was classy. No politics as far as I could tell.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: MMC 2/10/2020 8:05:46 PM (No. 314463)
A gift bag worth thousands, limousine driven, champagne swilling, caviar nibbling, private plane jetting to preach about inequality and environmental concerns.. with virtue signaling of wearing the same dress as 5 years ago.. #poundsand
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Annie Xango 2/10/2020 9:45:43 PM (No. 314505)
Bob Hope, Johnny Carson and Billy Crystal...nothing has compared..I did watch because I wanted to see Renee and 1917 win..Renee thanks the fireman, police and our first responders... that did not get a hand..but to be fair..she was talking pretty quickly so it may have gotten by before her next statement. hated that Brad Pitt made me dislike him ...I always figured he was a Dem but he was never outspoken about it that I remembered.and he recently said that his "acceptance quips" are written for him . but..the one that really chapped my a** was Hanoi Jane..and the standing O that those dummies gave her..that being said..give the devil her due..she has fabulous hair..always has...and last nite she went from her usual a short, silver was great looking..a friend of mine was discussing with me tonight re that hairdo..she insisted that it had to be a wig..maybe it was..btw..she did not even watch the show..Lol..but if it was a wig, it was the best one I have even seen..and I have seen a lot of them.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 2/11/2020 3:01:22 AM (No. 314582)
Sooner or later people grow weary of your 'stuff' Looks like that number increased.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: mifla 2/11/2020 3:31:07 AM (No. 314588)
LIberals giving liberals awards.
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