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Subject: Re: Oscar ratings crash - maybe the lowest of all time
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On 3/6/2018 2:55 PM, Obveeus wrote:
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> On 3/6/2018 2:07 PM, SLGreg wrote:
>> On Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:36:37 -0500, Obveeus<Obveeus@aol.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I think the main reason that ratings dropped are:
>>>
>>> 1.  ratings for everything are dropping.
>>> 2.  this year's lineup of nominated movies was lackluster.  WONDER WOMAN
>>> didn't get nominated to pull in the popular film crowd.  I know my
>>> desire to even watch went from low to zero when THE BIG SICK didn't get
>>> nominated for Best Picture.  This year's winner, THE SHAPE OF WATER, was
>>> a box office champ by Oscar winner standards, but still took in under
>>> $60million at the box office and barely made the Top50 films in box
>>> office for last year.
>>
>> THE SHAPE OF WATER wasn't geared at 14 year old boys, who line the box
>> office tills with all the super hero crap.
> 
> True, it was aimed at 40+ women who are lonely.
> 
> ...and it won apparently because voters heard the gimmick/hook (trying 
> to make a film where THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON gets the girl) 
> and applauded the successfulness of that goal.
> 
>> I heard DUNKIRK made the most of all BP nominees. 
> 
> True, but GET OUT was just barely behind at the US Box Office and it, 
> like THE SHAPE OF WATER left me perplexed as to why they were even 
> nominated.

I haven't seen tSOW, but GET OUT, though entirely watchable, was 
obviously nominated for its racial significance and taboo-breakage.

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