Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Trump jokes 'we don't have stars anymore' except for him

Trump jokes 'we don't have stars anymore' except for him

A lot of factors could've gone into the show's low viewership, one of which would actually support Trump's assertion that the show lacked star power. The reasons differ based on each person's interests, background and perspective; some watch the Oscars to see the actresses' dresses, while others are eager to watch their favorite celebrities away from the movie set to see their hidden human sides.

"It's too bad", morning host Steve Doocy said.

"Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY", he tweeted, matching Trump's unusual capitalization rules. Gerwig, director and writer of the critically acclaimed "Lady Bird" was the first woman nominated in this category in 10 years.

Ahmed Rafaat, 19, said that he is not interested in watching the Oscars at all.

The 2018 Academy Awards attracted 16% less viewers than last year's ceremony, with the lowest ever record Nielsen rating.

"The problem is, we don't have stars anymore - except your president (just kidding, of course)!"

According to Nielsen data, 26.5m U.S. viewers watched the ABC network's live broadcast of the four-hour show, a 16% drop from the 32.9m who tuned in for the awards in 2017.

The awards show has never fallen under 32 million viewers and a 21 rating in metered homes before, taking the program to historic new norms - in the wrong direction, Deadline wrote.

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The 50-year-old comedian also called out Trump for what it appears to be his dislike for actress Lupita Nyong'o, whose family is a native of Kenya.

The 90th Oscars has garnered a fairly low viewership of 26.5 million on Sunday, which is 19 percent lower than that of past year.

Only four years ago the Oscar reached almost 44 million viewers. "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed". "And the truth is, if we are successful here, if we can work together to stop sexual harassment in the workplace, if we can do that, women won't have to deal with harassment all the time at every other place they go".

And there were the sly and not-so-sly digs at the Trump administration and its policies.

This year the #MeToo and Time's Up movements exposing and combating sexual harassment in the entertainment industry were front and centre, even during the red carpet entrances before the show.

"You know what, I can't believe I got this".

The genre-defying "Get Out", certainly the most timely of the films up for Best Picture, also scored four nominations.

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