President Trump took a hilarious swipe at the 90th Academy Awards Tuesday morning, pointing out the shows lackluster ratings and claiming the ceremony’s biggest problems was a “lack of stars” except the President himself, of course.
Trump jabbed the A-list event on social media after industry insiders announced that Hollywood’s biggest night reached its lowest audience ever, with ratings dropping to their worst levels on record.
“Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” Trump quipped.
Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the star-studded event took a nosedive, dropping nearly 20% from last year’s telecast and reaching “an all-time low” of just 26.5 million viewers.
HATE FEST: Hollywood Remains SILENT as Best Actor Winner ‘THANKS AMERICA’ at Oscars
The winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor publicly praised America during the 90th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night, thanking the United States for “many wonderful gifts” as Hollywood looked on in stone-cold silence.
British-born Gary Oldman publicly acknowledged his adopted nation during his acceptance speech for his role portraying Prime Minister Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour,’ saying the US has given him many “loves and friendships” over the years.
“I’ve lived in America for the longest time, and I am deeply grateful to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me. My home, my livelihood, my family, and now Oscar,” said Oldman as the audience watched in silence.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 5, 2018
Users on social media were quick to thank Oldman for his patriotic comments, saying “Props to Gary Oldman for thanking America when he accepted the Oscar for his role as Winston Churchill.”
Watch Oldman’s comments above.
KIMMEL DENIED: Late-Night Comedian told to AVOID POLITICS at 90th Oscars
The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is hoping to avoid a ratings disaster and refocus their spotlight back on the movie industry; with the event’s producers telling late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel and others to dial-down their political agenda and make the star-studded event “as entertaining as possible.”
After a ratings debacle for this year’s Golden Globe Awards -which heavily featured the ‘Time’s Up’ and ‘Me Too’ movement- producers behind the Oscars are hoping to avoid a similar fate; telling presenters and guests to avoid politics and focus on “great performances.”
“We want to make it as entertaining as possible — reverential and respectful but also fun and emotional,” one of the lead producers told the New York Times. “The Oscars should be a spectacle. Fun and funny and great performances.”
“It should also be a giant commercial for the movie business, which we all need to keep going,” she added.
“We certainly want to honor and respect Time’s Up and allow that message to be heard,” said one executive at ABC, which will broadcast the event. “But we’re trying to make it more planned than spur of the moment — it has its moment and then doesn’t feel like it overshadows the artists and films being honored.”