Megyn Kelly Trashes The Oscars: How's The "Woke" Lecturing Going Hollywood?
The Oscars are just the Hollyweird giving themselves a pat on the back. By no means do they pick the best movies out each year and now they are forcing diversity or you won't even be considered for it. But the Oscars have been progressively losing ratings as fewer people are interested in the opinions of the left-leaning awards. Political Commentator Megyn Kelly mocked the awards on Twitter after their rating dropped even further this year.
"How’s all that incessant, insufferable woke, depressing lecturing via film, interviews, social media & at the actual, awful awards show going, Hollywood? Oscars Ratings Plummet by 58 Percent in overall, down 64% in younger audience," she tweeted.
She was referencing a Variety article where they talked about the horrible ratings.
"Per Nielsen Live+Same Day preliminary national numbers, an average of 9.85 million viewers tuned in on Sunday evening to watch a more intimate and stripped-down version of the Oscars in the midst of a pandemic. That’s a 58.3%, 13.75 million viewer drop-off from last year. The Academy’s third host-less show in a row scored a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 in the fast national ratings, a 64.2% dip from 2020.
For comparison, last year’s ceremony garnered a 5.3 rating in the key demographic and 23.6 million viewers per the night’s time-zone adjusted fast national charts."
But this could largely be due to the pandemic and the new rules that the Oscars have put forth.
"...the Oscars will require that films meet requirements in two of four categories: (A) “on-screen representation, themes and narratives,” which looks for underrepresented groups in the cast or the story; (B) inclusion in the “creative leadership and project team,” such as the film crew; (C) “industry access and opportunities,” such as training programs; and (D) “audience development,” relating to marketing and promotion.
For criteria A and B, there are three options for meeting each standard. For example, a film could cast a racial or ethnic minority in a major role. Or the film’s narrative could focus on women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people, or people with cognitive or physical disabilities."
But I am surprised that the Oscars were able to get so many viewers in the first place. They very rarely nominated the right films and now they are forcing filmmakers to hire token minorities with their new forced diversity. Filmmakers should hire people that can act like the character they are looking to cast. They shouldn't have quotas of any race for a film.