Under 10 million watched the Oscars, under 9 watched the Grammys, under 7 watched the Golden Globes.
It’s like people woke up and decided awards shows are a bore.
Or…nobody wants to see this Zoom version of the circle jerk of self-congratulation.
Or, going out on a limb here, it’s not like the winners represented movies with big audiences/ticket sales. “Movie Stars” were in short supply in the nominated films, and the biggest one of them was the guy who died.
So, after last year and this one utterly broke the habit of watching the Academy Awards, is this a death knell? Will they be streaming only in the very near future, COVID or not COVID?