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  • Hollywood's Slow Suicide

    03/08/2018 4:59:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Well, the Oscars sure did suck, didn’t they? I used to watch them because I love movies, now I watched them for work purposes. And it felt like work. Judging by the ratings, the way I felt watching them was not unique, and a lot of people did not show up for work that day. The 2018 Oscars were the lowest rated in history due, in part, to the movies the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated (they really embraced movies the public has shown no interest in), but mostly due to the show itself. They can try...
  • Ratings Collapse: Early Numbers Show Oscar Telecast Hit All-Time Low

    03/05/2018 7:34:12 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 5, 2018 | John Nolte
    The ratings for Sunday night’s telecast of the 90th annual Academy Awards collapsed by a whopping 16 percent, which would mean an all-time low, according to early estimates. Variety reports that the “8 p.m.-11 p.m. portion of ABC’s telecast averaged an 18.9 household rating and 32 share in Nielsen’s metered market overnight ratings … That’s down about 16% from the 22.5/37 rating generated by the 2017 Oscars.” According to Deadline, the “18.9 appears to be an all-time low for the Oscars, below the previous low ratings point for the Oscars, logged with the 2008 telecast (21.9).” The ratings will be...
  • TV Ratings: Oscars Drop to All-Time Low 26.5 Million Viewers [-19%]

    03/05/2018 1:10:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 03-05-2018 | Michael O'Connell
    The telecast stumbles an unfortunate 19 percent from 2017. A comparatively uneventful Oscar telecast led the way on TV Sunday night — though updated numbers have the telecast somewhat predictably stumbling to an all-time low. The telecast, nearly four hours long, stumbled 19 percent from the previous year to 26.5 million viewers. That's easily the least-watched Oscars in history, trailing 2008 by more than 5 million. Overnight returns had the lengthy ABC telecast averaging a 18.9 rating among households between 8 and 11 p.m. ET. Compared to the same stat for 2017, the night the wrong best picture winner was...
  • Oscars ratings at all-time low, early data indicates

    03/05/2018 10:46:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    Los Angeles (AFP) – Early ratings released Monday for ABC’s 90th Academy Awards telecast — one of the more uneventful shows of recent years — stumbled to an-all time low, US media reported. Overnight returns have the near four-hour show averaging an 18.9 overnight Nielsen rating — a number equating roughly to the percentage of America’s estimated 118.4 million households that tuned in — according to trade weeklies Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. That represents a 16 percent drop on last year’s telecast, which will go down in infamy for its disastrous climax, when the wrong movie was briefly awarded...
  • Oscars Ratings Crash and Burn, Again

    03/05/2018 12:07:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed the Oscars last night, host Jimmy Kimmel predictably lectured the country about politics, harped on leftism, went after Fox News and repeatedly made terribly unfunny jokes about Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump. “We don’t make films like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence," Kimmel said.Ahead of the big show Sunday night, Kimmel made it known he would engage in activism from the stage but according to the numbers, it didn't pay off. From TheWrap:  Jimmy Kimmel’s return as Oscars host received an 18.9 rating in Nielsen’s overnight...
  • Frances McDormand's Oscar stolen, suspect arrested for grand theft

    03/05/2018 10:24:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 5, 2018 | JOI-MARIE MCKENZIE and JULIE SONE
    Best actress winner Frances McDormand has been reunited with her Oscar after it was stolen from her table inside the Governor's Ball, the official Oscars after-party. The "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" actress was spotted at the party getting her Oscar engraved. The 60-year-old star realized later that it had gone missing.
  • Oscar Ratings Down, Eye All-Time Low In Early Estimates

    03/05/2018 7:10:00 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 72 replies
    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 for the Oscars, logged with the 2008 telecast (21.9), hosted by Jon Stewart, when No Country For Old Men won Best Picture.
  • "Shape of Water" Synopsis

    03/05/2018 7:04:15 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 116 replies
    Self | March 5, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    Creature From the Black Lagoon meets mute woman at a secret space project in Baltimore run by a 5-star general. They bond over hard boiled egges. They also fall in love and mate in a bathtub. Meanwhile a Redneck tortures the Creature with an Alabama Cattle Prod. Even though the Creature is supposed to be vital for space program research, all the scientists and the 5-star general allow the Redneck to continue torturing the creature. Meanwhile the Russkies attempt to kill the Creature via a kind-hearted Commie spy in the project who won't go along with the murder plot. Creature...
  • The 8 Best And 8 Worst Oscar-Winning Songs Of All Time

    03/02/2018 1:47:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/02/2018 | Hans Fiene
    <p>Listen up, Mary J. Blige, Diane Warren, and all the other artists nominated for best original song this year. One of you will win the award. And to save you the trouble, I’ve already written your acceptance speech.</p> <p>“I’d like to thank the Academy. I’d like to, but I can’t. You see, the only reason artists want to win awards is to silence our nagging self-doubt. But it’s impossible for me to finally have confidence that I’m a good songwriter when you’ve also given this award to some of the worst songs ever written. Sure, you’ve given it to some legendary compositions, songs that will live forever in our hearts and memories, but you’ve also given it to some heaping piles of audio dung. So no thanks for a statue offering no proof that I’m actually good at my job.”</p>
  • Street Artist Erects Three Billboards Over Hollywood: "Oscar for Biggest Pedophile Goes to ..."

    02/28/2018 9:48:47 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 28, 2018 | Paul Bond
    The conservative provocateur who calls himself Sabo took aim at Hollywood days before the Academy Awards. With a nod to the Oscar-nominated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, conservative street artist Sabo has hijacked three billboards in Hollywood to attack the entertainment industry for allegedly shielding pedophiles. Reminiscent of the signage in the Martin McDonagh film, which is up for seven Oscars including best picture, with black text on a field of red, three consecutive billboards in Hollywood sprang up Wednesday, each calling out the industry. “And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to…” reads one sign. Another says, “We all...
  • Academy Awards Producers Trying To Tone Down Politics Fearing Low Ratings

    02/24/2018 8:34:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The folks behind the Academy Awards are starting to figure out that most Americans don’t want to hear left wing political lectures from movie stars. Ratings for other recent awards shows have been disastrous and they don’t want a repeat of that. The New York Times reported: In This #MeToo Moment, Academy Awards Want to Spotlight the Films “We want to make it as entertaining as possible — reverential and respectful but also fun and emotional,” said Jennifer Todd, one of the lead producers of the Academy Awards, which will be hosted for the second year in a row by...
  • Darci Lynne (Puppet Girl) raises $Billion entertainment revenue first year on tour. [Prediction]

    12/29/2017 1:40:33 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 54 replies
    This kid is truly Amazing. I think that if Darci went on stage just singing in her own voice she would be somewhat competitive but probably not come out on top. Her REAL multi-million dollar and my $Billion prediction talent is her ability to sing in so many voices and masterfully control those puppets that the audience really believes that the puppets are singing even though your brain knows better. The entertainment value is HUGE when you just allow yourself to clap for the “puppets” amazing singing talent and thank Darci for bringing those puppets to LIFE Darci allows the...
  • Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ lands on Oscar shortlist despite disputed climate science

    12/10/2017 3:50:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/09/17 | Valerie Richardson
    **SNIP** The Oscar buzz comes despite pushback from skeptics, led by University of Alabama in Huntsville climatologist Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist who accused Mr. Gore of attributing natural phenomena to human-caused climate change. In September, Mr. Spencer published an 84-page e-book, “An Inconvenient Deception,” which blasted the film as “bursting with bad science, bad policy, and some outright falsehoods.” “An Inconvenient Truth” was similarly rebuked by skeptics — Danish academic Bjorn Lomborg challenged it in a book and film called “Cool It”—but the movie earned $24 million at the box office, making it the 11th-highest grossing documentary of...
  • Ivanka's lawyer, a Democrat, defends herself[Jamie Gorelick]

    03/27/2017 1:59:02 PM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 March 2017 | Annie Karni
    Jamie Gorelick, a veteran of President Bill Clinton's Justice Department and a Hillary Clinton supporter, explains why she's working for Trump's daughter now. Attorney Jamie Gorelick had just finished vetting potential Cabinet secretaries for Hillary Clinton — and raising money for the failed 2016 Democratic nominee — when Jared Kushner called her last year, seeking legal counsel. Gorelick, who served as deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton and a former member of the 9/11 Commission, was recommended to Kushner by former News Corp. executive Joel Klein, who now serves as chief strategy officer at Oscar, the health insurance company...
  • Was That the Hand of God Showing Displeasure at End of Oscars?

    02/27/2017 5:11:28 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 57 replies
    self | February 27, 2017 | beebuster2000
    Just thinking. After all the bashing and snarking and hysteria, did God show his hand? I mean LaLa Land is slang for Hollywood. Did God just show "Enough" and trash Hollywood? Think about it.
  • Oscar Awards Live Thread

    02/26/2017 6:38:57 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 392 replies
    2/26/17 | Self
    A member of my family has Oscars on... That's why I am watching some parts of the show...If I had my way, I would watch something else... Mel Gibson's film won sounds effects award...
  • As Oscar Cameo Reaction Proves, Unrepentant Stacey Dash Is Worth Every Penny Fox News Pays Her

    02/29/2016 1:30:41 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 12:15 pm, February 29th, 2016 | Joe Concha
    If you cover media and particularly cable news long enough, you realize certain on-air folks check off certain boxes. Example: CNN’s Jake Tapper is one of the few hosts out there who checks off the objectivity box. Myopic liberals accuse him of being a secret conservative, myopic conservatives accuse him of cow-towing to liberals. Those with some level of lucidity see Tapper as simply a curious journalist who asks probing questions regardless of political party/alliance of the interviewee. Others who check off this box are Fox’s Chris Wallace and NBC’s Lester Holt. Another box in the broadcast news business is...
  • As protests swirl, Oscars have feel of high-stakes showdown

    02/28/2016 3:47:50 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 57 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/28/16 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Hollywood is bracing for an Academy Awards that more than any in recent memory, has the feel of a high-stakes showdown. ADVERTISEMENT After a second straight year of all-white acting nominees prompted industry-wide scrutiny, viewers and stars alike are hanging on the opening words of host Chris Rock. The Dolby Theatre ceremony, heavily guarded by security, stands at the center of a swirling storm over diversity in the movies and at the Oscars, with protests planned near the red carpet and some viewers organizing a boycott of the broadcast. The Academy Awards, normally decorous and predictable, are...
  • "We"-sel Words: Libs exempt selves from collective guilt

    01/31/2016 5:27:02 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 31, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    "We"-sel Words: Libs exempt selves from collective guilt by Daniel Clark One of liberals' many assaults on the English language is in their tendency to use the first-person plural when referring to groups of people that do not include themselves. Take, for example, embittered former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who once said about her husband's successor, Ronald Reagan, "I think this president makes us comfortable with our prejudices." By saying this, Mrs. Carter was not confessing to harboring prejudices of her own. Rather, the "us" of whom she spoke was the electorate, who presumably were not motivated by prejudice when...
  • Obama addresses Oscar controversy

    01/27/2016 5:57:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/16 | Harper Neidig
    President Obama on Wednesday said movies will be better if they represent everyone's stories, for the first time weighing in on the lack of black nominees at the Oscars. "I think that California is an example of the incredible diversity of this country," Obama said during a series of interviews with local news stations. "That's a strength. I think that when everyone's story is told then that makes for better art." "It makes for better entertainment it makes everybody feel part of one American family, so I think as a whole the industry should do what every other industry should...