The Academy Awards show, formally known as the Oscars, has seen its audience plummet to a record low in 2021. This year’s edition of the Hollywood film awards show saw viewership drop by more than 58% over 2020, according to Variety.
Just 9.8 million viewers watched, a drop of 13 million from last year and former President Donald J. Trump took a shot at the Academy for their dismal performance. The Hollywood establishment has been against Trump since he announced he was running for President and he took no time to kick his opponents while they were down.
“What used to be called The Academy Awards, and now is called the “Oscars”—a far less important and elegant name—had the lowest Television Ratings in recorded history, even much lower than last year, which set another record low. If they keep with the current ridiculous formula, it will only get worse—if that’s possible,” Trump said. “Go back 15 years, look at the formula they then used, change the name back to THE ACADEMY AWARDS, don’t be so politically correct and boring, and do it right. ALSO, BRING BACK A GREAT HOST. These television people spend all their time thinking about how to promote the Democrat Party, which is destroying our Country, and cancel Conservatives and Republicans. That formula certainly hasn’t worked very well for The Academy!”