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Saturday, February 26, 2021

The Academy Awards folks can bank on Chris Rock’s hosting chops all they want. But if the stinko ratings dinged up by this year’s Grammys are a bellweather — and despite the inexact parallels, I think they are — we can prepare to see low, low numbers for this year’s Oscar-fest. Maybe even record lows.

I haven’t watched the Oscars in years upon years. I don’t watch any awards ceremonies — they’re silly. I understand the marketing potential they generate (which is rock-solid, despite most people’s insistence that the number of trophies doesn’t sway them), but I see no need to actually watch the staged showing. If they did it in a private ceremony, it’d have the same impact.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sat 02/26/2005 06:31:46 PM
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