Early ratings data for Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast show Oscar hit a 7-year low and a 6.4 percent drop in household viewing from the comparable figures for last year’s bomb.
Nielsen data showed Oscar averaged a 23.4 household rating in 56-city overnight sample, down from an initial 25 rating of last year’s fail, which was down from 27.9 the year before. Ouch.
The Chris Rock-hosted show, which used Hollywood’s lack of diversity as its narrative engine, appeared to set a seven-year low. Continue reading
Did Leonardo DiCaprio have a secret stroke or was he just chewing tobacco while accepting his award for Best Actor at the Oscars?
If Leo was dipping, wouldn’t be the first time he consumed a tobacco product during an awards show. “The Revenant,” actor recently vaped during the SAG awards earlier this month.
DiCaprio won his first Oscar for his role as Hugh Glass in “The Revenant.” He has previously been nominated for four acting Oscars, the first for 1993’s “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” Continue reading