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What you didn’t see on TV on Oscars night

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The highlight was the Hugh Grant interview: stupid answers to banal questions.

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The Hugh Grant interview was hilarious. It gave me joy to see Indy and Short Round hugging each other again.

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Ke Huy Quan ‘s speech is now one of the best acceptance speeches of all time… one of the most pure, honest speeches in the history of the Oscars. What a comeback…; also, he’s part of millions’ childhood memories because of The Goonies… nostalgia is a powerful feeling…; (there were other moments last night but that one was my favorite).

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For Hollywood Hugh Grant donned his best British Oscar Wilde while Andrea Riseborough was overlooked by the cameras and came away empty-handed (in the name of "diversity"?).

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Just imagine what would have happened if Everything Everywhere didn’t win after all the hype in the media. I honestly didn’t have a doubt in my mind that they were going to win big.

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It's refreshing to see normal human beings being given the Oscar!

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u_s__reamerToday  09:00 am JST

For Hollywood Hugh Grant donned his best British Oscar Wilde while Andrea Riseborough was overlooked by the cameras and came away empty-handed (in the name of "diversity"?).

bearandrodentToday  10:48 am JST

Just imagine what would have happened if Everything Everywhere didn’t win after all the hype in the media. I honestly didn’t have a doubt in my mind that they were going to win big.

There were 10 nominated for best picture. Did you watch all of them to determine which one you felt deserved to win?

Did you watch To Leslie or like the 'in the name of diversity argument' is this 'the hype for Riseborough argument' created by a small group of actors?

To say that a film or actor won undeservedly because of media attention and that another deserved to win without having watched all the films doesn't make any sense.

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It was the second-lowest-rated Oscars of all time.

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Did you watch To Leslie or like the 'in the name of diversity argument' is this 'the hype for Riseborough argument' created by a small group of actors?

I did watch "To Leslie" as soon as it became "available", perhaps even before that "small group of actors" who came to the same conclusion: the best acting on screen seen in a very long time. I haven't yet seen Michelle Yeoh's performance, hence the "?". I can't comment further, other than to say that since last year the Oscar folk have been under pressure to show they are hip to "Diversity", which was prominently showcased this year, a fact that takes nothing away from deserving recipients. After all, as a self-serving award, an Oscar means a meal ticket and a career boost more than anything else.

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what I didn't see: the entire show.

according to the ratings NOBODY else saw it either

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It wasn’t as bad as the previous shows but rather dull and too many awards to the same film. I was in Hollywood but the real hey day is long gone.

less woke than before perhaps but no more jimmy Kimmel please.

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no more jimmy Kimmel please.

Right on. Jimmy's got the delivery and his shtick can be funny, but not this time. Next year, Trevor Noah? A sharper tool in the box and, he's got a better brand of humor (intelligent).

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u_s__reamerToday  01:01 pm JST

Did you watch To Leslie or like the 'in the name of diversity argument' is this 'the hype for Riseborough argument' created by a small group of actors?

I did watch "To Leslie" as soon as it became "available", perhaps even before that "small group of actors" who came to the same conclusion: the best acting on screen seen in a very long time. I haven't yet seen Michelle Yeoh's performance, hence the "?". I can't comment further, other than to say that since last year the Oscar folk have been under pressure to show they are hip to "Diversity", which was prominently showcased this year, a fact that takes nothing away from deserving recipients. After all, as a self-serving award, an Oscar means a meal ticket and a career boost more than anything else.

It's gotten to the point where 'woke' makes us question if someone was truly deserving or was chosen to be politically correct. That's why actually watching performances is the only way to judge for ourselves without forgetting that in the end, there is a lot of subjectivity as it's art.

Indeed an Oscar win can boost a career but it's interesting to note that many Oscar winners, especially supporting actors, initially benefited from winning: Lou Gossett Jr, Timothy Hutton, Cuba Gooding, Tatum O'Neal, Mira Sorvino, Patricia Arquette, etc. Not to say that they are bad actors but the buzz from their Oscar win quickly faded because....maybe....they're just mediocre?

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It was the second-lowest-rated Oscars of all time.

Third-lowest, but it was up from the last 2 years (the 2 lowest)

according to the ratings NOBODY else saw it either

According to the ratings, the ratings actually went up from the last 2 years, the pandemic years

https://japantoday.com/category/entertainment/audience-for-95th-oscars-rebounds-slightly-to-18.7-million

From the 43.7 million who watched in 2014, viewership declined steadily to 26.5 million in 2018, then went back up to 29.6 million in 2019, and 23.6 million in 2020. The bottom fell out with the pandemic-diminished show in 2021, seen by 9.85 million. It rebounded last year to 16.6 million, which was the second lowest-rated show ever.

But more and more people are watching online, instead of on TV at the couch

Broadcast television viewership has gone down across the board in the streaming era, and awards shows have illustrated that. The show boasted 27.4 million total social interactions across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and was the No. 1 worldwide trending topic on Twitter for its duration.

By Monday afternoon, Ke Huy Quan’s acceptance speech had over 1.3 million views on YouTube, and Brendan Fraser’s was up to 2.6 million.

The ABC broadcast also had 1.8 million views of the American Sign Language live stream.

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Many choose to linger in the Dolby Theatre for a bit, but others were eager to move on to the Governors Ball, Vanity Fair and various other gatherings where press and photographers are not invited.

The Governors Ball is also where they can get their Oscars trophies engraved with their names, to personalize it. In fact, the Academy president recently said she's OK letting Will Smith get his Oscar engraved at the Governors Ball (though it would have to be carried there by someone else, since he's banned at all Academy events till 2032)

"Academy President Cool With Will Smith Getting His Oscar Engraved: “We Can Arrange” - The best actor winner was supposed to get a nameplate added to his Oscar at the Governors Ball following the 2022 awards ceremony, but he never made it to the post-show event."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/academy-president-janet-yang-will-smith-oscar-trophy-engraved-1235348815/

Typically, Oscar winners attend the Governors Ball following the ceremony to have their nameplate added to the trophy. However, Smith did not attend the ball last year and has since been banned from attending the Oscars and Academy events for the next 10 years due to his altercation with Rock.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Yang told The Hollywood Reporter that Smith is welcome to get his nameplate engraved on the Oscar statue as the “King Richard” actor did not attend the Governors Ball after the ceremony last year, where nameplates are added to the awards.

“He earned the Oscar,” Yang said. “He should have his name engraved on it. I don’t know if he should personally come. But yeah, we can arrange.”

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