What If They Held An Oscars And No One Watched
Nielsen numbers came back from Sunday’s big show and the numbers aren’t good. Some 38.8 million Americans watched, which is 8% lower than last year and only the second time audience numbers dipped below 40 million. Some will pin it on the serious and indie-aspects of almost all the major films (Crash, Brokeback, Syriana, et al) others critiqued Jon Stewart. Torontoist blames Gothamist for doing such a hilarious job liveblogging the thing. Who needs TV when you’ve got Gothamist film gurus Jen Chung and Karen Wilson?
Also, Torontoist like Paul Haggis even more after learning in today’s Globe that the Crash writer/director drove Priuses, those cute hybrids, to get to his post-Oscar engagements, instead of an ugly stretch SUV limo or even worse yet, a Hummer.