Politics

Academy Voter Blurts Out: ‘I’m Not Going to Watch the Oscars This Year’

By PopZette Staff | February 20, 2019

There’s no host, there’s likely to be a huge boredom factor — and there’s likely to be the usual leftist political posturing among award winners during their acceptance speeches.

And for at least some of these reasons, one voting member of the Academy has told The Hollywood Reporter that even he will not be watching the Oscars on television this Sunday night.

Here’s what The Hollywood Reporter says about this: “A male member of the Academy’s 519-person directors branch, granted a cloak of anonymity, reveals why he filled out his final Oscar ballot the way that he did. ‘I’m not going to watch the Oscars this year,’ he volunteers, saying the idea of a hostless ceremony has turned him off. ‘I’m just anticipating a very boring show. One of the best things about the show is the opening monologue, which is usually pretty good — it’s what happens after that that’s not great.'”

The publication went on to say: “As for the Academy’s plan to hand out four awards during commercial breaks (which it rescinded after outcry): ‘It’s an abomination,’ he says. ‘If ABC, which I’m sure was pushing for this, thought that dumping cinematography and film editing was going to bring back any of the viewers the show has lost in recent years, they’re idiotic.'”

Never mind that the 91st Academy Awards, which air this Sunday evening, February 24, will cost a whopping $44 million in total, according to a recent report from the finance website WalletHub.

Related: This Year’s Oscars Will Cost a Ridiculous Amount of Money

The individual Oscar statue that’s given to winners during the ceremony costs about $400; and the famous red carpet that the stars traverse as they enter the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles costs nearly $25,000.

The Oscars are also a moneymaker, though — as ads during the telecast will cost an average of $2.6 million for just 30 seconds.

That’s about half what it cost for a spot during this year’s Super Bowl.

But the biggest setback for the Oscars this year will be the steady ratings decline that each ceremony has suffered over the years.

There’s not much chance this year’s event will see any sort of increase in viewership, since the telecast is moving forward without a host.

Comedian Kevin Hart dropped out of the gig after receiving backlash online for past jokes of his that some people deemed homophobic.

This year’s telecast has also received backlash after the announcement circulated that some important awards may be given out during commercial breaks rather than live on the air — though that’s been rescinded.

Are you planning on watching the ceremony on Sunday night? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

And check out this video:

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

Read more at LifeZette.com:
Dolly Parton on #MeToo Movement: ‘I Never Slept with Anybody Unless I Wanted To’
Billboard in Times Square Mocks Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon’s NYC Retreat
ISIS Bride Begs to Return to U.S., Though She Wanted Blood Spilled

LifeZette

View Comments

  • Am I watching the Oscars? LMAO. HELL NO! I never watch any of those lame shows. I truly believe these shows are solely for the celebrities to watch and participate. It's like going to your child's piano recital. NO ONE is there except those whose children are performing. What a snoozefest. I can think of a million other things that I'd rather do than watch this or any OTHER awards show. Please spare me.

  • I wonder how many awards will be handed out incorrectly this year...what a joke of a show with a cast of clowns...

  • I wonder how many awards will be handed out incorrectly this year...what a joke of a show with a cast of clowns...

  • I wonder how many awards will be handed out incorrectly this year...what a joke of a show with a cast of clowns...

  • I wonder how many awards will be handed out incorrectly this year...what a joke of a show with a cast of clowns...

  • I haven't watched any award show for probably 5 years, and strangely enough, I do not miss them. They used to be showcases for talent. In recent years it has become a self-congratulatory celebration of liberalism and wacko viewpoints. Nope, don't miss them at all.

  • I haven't watched any award show for probably 5 years, and strangely enough, I do not miss them. They used to be showcases for talent. In recent years it has become a self-congratulatory celebration of liberalism and wacko viewpoints. Nope, don't miss them at all.

  • I haven't watched any award show for probably 5 years, and strangely enough, I do not miss them. They used to be showcases for talent. In recent years it has become a self-congratulatory celebration of liberalism and wacko viewpoints. Nope, don't miss them at all.

  • I wonder how many awards will be handed out incorrectly this year...what a joke of a show with a cast of clowns...

  • Am I watching the Oscars? LMAO. HELL NO! I never watch any of those lame shows. I truly believe these shows are solely for the celebrities to watch and participate. It's like going to your child's piano recital. NO ONE is there except those whose children are performing. What a snoozefest. I can think of a million other things that I'd rather do than watch this or any OTHER awards show. Please spare me.

Recent Posts

Thinking Of Retiring? Think Again – Inflation Making Many Retirees Return To Work

If you planned it right, retirement used to be something to look forward to after…

9 mins ago

Republicans Are Not Doing Well In The Biggest Senate Races

The latest poll numbers show that Republicans may want to pump the brakes on any…

2 hours ago

Biden Building Big, Beautiful, $500,000 Security Wall Around His Home With Your Money

Taxpayers are reportedly on the hook for a nearly $500,000 security fence being built around…

4 hours ago

Report: FBI Was Seeking Trump’s ‘Private Stash’ of Documents He Believed Would ‘Exonerate’ Him Over Russiagate

Sources believe that the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was specifically targeting the former…

5 hours ago

The Powerful Leftwing Journalists’ Union And The Conflicts Of Interest News Junkies Don’t Hear About

By James Varney for RealClearInvestigations The text bulletin the Communication Workers of America sent its…

6 hours ago

DeSantis Announces His Election Police Force Has Arrested 20 People For Voter Fraud

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the arrests of 20 people for voter fraud crimes following…

6 hours ago