From: Obveeus <>
Subject: Re: Oscar ratings crash - maybe the lowest of all time
Full headers:
From: Obveeus <>
Newsgroups: rec.arts.movies.current-films
Subject: Re: Oscar ratings crash - maybe the lowest of all time
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 16:14:54 -0500
Organization: A noiseless patient Spider
Lines: 41
Message-ID: <p7n0cd$4fo$>
References: <>
<p7mg2n$kdp$> <>
<p7mroa$1c6$> <U0DnC.268218$9z2.263142@fx43.iad>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Injection-Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 21:14:53 -0000 (UTC)
Injection-Info:; posting-host="173244dccaa45714c02932d6c952b8b9";
logging-data="4600"; mail-complaints-to="";posting-account="U2FsdGVkX1+iXsZa5KVXHF9AtSf03OQd"
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101
In-Reply-To: <U0DnC.268218$9z2.263142@fx43.iad>
Content-Language: en-US
Cancel-Lock: sha1:Amn8kElgPK36+AQ487n/sSePSP8=
Print Article
Forward Article
On 3/6/2018 3:40 PM, moviePig wrote:
> On 3/6/2018 2:55 PM, Obveeus wrote:
>> On 3/6/2018 2:07 PM, SLGreg wrote:
>>> On Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:36:37 -0500, Obveeus<> 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.

MUDBOUND had racial significance.  GET OUT was just a one note gimmick.