TV audience ceremony of awarding the prize “Oscar” fell to a seven-year low. On Monday, February 29, reports Reuters with reference to the preliminary TV ratings.
In particular, measurements of Nielsen’s largest 56 cities in the United States showed that the number of viewers of the TV channel of Walt Disney Co, broadcasting the ceremony, fell by 6 percent compared with last year.
One of the causes for the decline in audience could be the call of a black actor’ala Sharpton (Al Sharpton) to the audience to give up watching the ceremony in protest, as among the nominees there are no people with different skin color, notes Reuters. “Obviously, the slowdown has occurred not only because of these words, but it can be assumed that we contributed our share in this fall”, — quotes Agency the statement of Sharpton.
In Los Angeles on the night of February 29 Moscow time was 88-I award ceremony “Oscar”. “Ribbon.PY” led text online broadcast of the event.
January 17, jada Pinkett Smith criticized the American film Academy due to the fact that this year among the nominees for the “Oscar” was not a single African-American in the acting categories. The opinion of the wife was joined by actor will Smith, which had declared a boycott: he promised not to participate in the ceremony. Soon after this statement, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs has promised to reconsider the composition of the expert prize.