Donald Trump Gloats Over Oscar Ratings, Jimmy Kimmel Gloats Right Back

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Kimmel took some shots at Trump during the 2018 Oscars.

Considering the war of words that Trump had with some actors in the run-up to the 2017 Oscars, it is hard to accept Trump's claim that his recent observation is a joke.

The statistic did not escape the notice of US President Donald Trump.

After mostly ignoring Hollywood for months, Trump seems to be making up for lost time lately, firing off tweets at Alec Baldwin for his "terrible impersonation" on Saturday Night Live and a "very insecure" Oprah Winfrey on Twitter.

He also poked fun at Mike Pence when talking about "Call Me By Your Name", the Oscar-nominated movie chronicling a relationship between a 17-year-old and a young doctoral student.

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The 90th Academy Awards on Sunday was the least-watched Oscars ceremony on American television in history, according to data from media research company Nielsen.

Because we're in a position where the President slagging off the Academy Awards isn't even a surprise anymore, Trump finally had his say on this year's Oscars (two days later they happened.) on Tuesday (6 March).

"Let's start with the sanctimonious, so-called comedian, host Jimmy Kimmel, now Democratic activist dedicating much of his opening speech to women's rights", Hannity said.

The 2018 Oscars had record low viewership on Sunday. Though some male celebrities showed up wearing Time's Up pins, the awards was already feeling safe and apolitical. "There are more things than ever competing for an audience's attention, and more alternatives for people who might not want to sit through something as conventional as an awards ceremony". In 1998, the blockbuster Titanic won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture.

Viewership of other award shows, such as the Golden Globes and Grammys, has also taken a hit this year.

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There was the montage of women and minority filmmakers reflecting on diversity in film, which was introduced by three women who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse: Salma Hayek Pinault, Annabella Sciorra and Ashley Judd.

Brian S. Brown, president of the socially conservative National Organization for Marriage, called the Oscars a "bizarre presentation" that made "people who buy movie tickets and finance the lavish lifestyles of the left's rich and pampered" feel marginalized. It's the fourth consecutive year that viewership has declined.

Her first Oscar came for the 1996 film "Fargo", directed by her husband Joel Coen.

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