Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Dislike The Woke Oscars

I don’t watch this garbage.

I can’t even bring myself to do it out of a sense of duty to report back to my own audience like I regularly do by watching PMC TV. Piers Morgan watched the 2021 Oscars to write a review.

Daily Mail:

“The howl was loud, prolonged, anguished and animated.

Actress Frances McDormand’s bizarre imitation of a wolf was comfortably the most surprising and interesting part of this year’s Oscars.

And although there was a heartfelt story behind it – she was paying tribute to a sound engineer on her movie Nomadland named Michael Wolf Snyder who took his life earlier this year – the howl perfectly encapsulated my own feelings watching the most unwatchable Academy Awards in history. …

She tripped as she reached the podium and then announced: ‘I know a lot of you people at home want to reach for your remote when you feel like Hollywood is preaching to you.’

Yes, we do, which is why Oscars’ ratings have collapsed in recent years as the woke lectures have increased in both volume and scale of sanctimony.

But that didn’t stop Regina, who wanted us to know that if the George Floyd trial verdict had gone the wrong way in Minnesota last week ‘I may have traded in my heels for marching boots.’

This triggered the habitual (in recent years) series of politically motivated podium pronouncements from presenters and winners about everything from racial injustice to transgender activism.

There’s a time and a place for such rhetoric and I’ve never thought it should be at the Oscars. …”

It was announced last year that henceforth diversity, equity and inclusion was all that mattered to be eligible for Best Picture. Political correctness is more important than artistic merit.

Oscars:

“Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience. Academy governors DeVon Franklin and Jim Gianopulos headed a task force to develop the standards that were created from a template inspired by the British Film Institute (BFI) Diversity Standards used for certain funding eligibility in the UK and eligibility in some categories of the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) Awards, but were adapted to serve the specific needs of the Academy. The Academy also consulted with the Producers Guild of America (PGA), as it presently does for Oscars eligibility.

“The aperture must widen to reflect our diverse global population in both the creation of motion pictures and in the audiences who connect with them. The Academy is committed to playing a vital role in helping make this a reality,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.  “We believe these inclusion standards will be a catalyst for long-lasting, essential change in our industry.” …”

As I have been saying, wokeness narrows the appeal of everything it touches. Star Trek: Discovery is one of the lowest rated television shows because of its contempt for the Star Trek audience.

National Review:

“This new survey, conducted by SurveyMonkey on behalf of the Daily Wire, polled more than 1,000 American adults and had a 3 percent margin of error. The sample was split evenly among political viewpoints, with 35 percent identifying as Democrats, 32 percent identifying as Republicans, and 33 percent identifying as Independents.

About two-thirds of respondents said that “films should solely be judged on their artistic merits” when being considered for the Oscars, while 24 percent of respondents said “diversity should be a significant factor” in the decision-making process.

After being shown the inclusion rules from AMPAS, a plurality (50 percent) of respondents said they oppose them, including 32 percent who said they “strongly oppose” them. Thirty-five percent said they favor the rules, and 13 percent said they “strongly favor” them.

Respondents were fairly evenly divided on the question of how the new policy will affect the quality of films: Thirty-nine percent said the rules will make films worse, while 33 percent said they would make films better. About one-third of respondents said they aren’t sure what affect the rules might have on film quality.

But respondents to the poll were largely agreed on two major points. About three-quarters of Americans said that award winners “should avoid making political speeches and comments.” That included majorities of Democrats, non-white Americans, and respondents who planned to watch the Oscars. Only 29 percent of respondents agreed with the view that “award winners should make political speeches and comments.”

Meanwhile, only 11 percent of respondents said they would definitely watch the Academy Awards presentation, and 22 percent were likely to watch it. About three-quarters of Republican respondents indicated they were not likely to watch the program, and 63 percent of them cited the show’s increasingly political tenor as their main reason. …”

Movies, television shows and award ceremonies are being made solely for woke progressive elites and activists these days. The same people come up with ideas like “Abolish the Police.”

Huff Post:

“The 2021 Oscars will almost certainly be the lowest-viewed ever, following the similarly low viewership numbers for this year’s Super Bowl and Grammys. But the cratering TV ratings have been a source of concern every year. We don’t watch as much live TV anymore, and every time we turn on our screens, an endless menu of viewing options vies for our attention. There are fewer truly collective sources of entertainment, pop culture events that seemingly everyone watched and are talking about the next day. These aren’t new problems, making the perennial warnings that award shows are in a state of crisis overly alarmist. …”

It came true.

The Federalist:

“Television ratings for the 2021 Academy Awards ceremony plummeted by more than 50 percent since last year’s overnight ratings, OutKick reported Monday.

Using a year-over-year calculation, OutKick found that the Oscars, once again, suffered a large and steadily declining viewership blow. In 2020, the awards show garnered 18.1/33. This year, however, the numbers dropped to 8.6/18.

After last year’s Oscar ratings were the lowest the awards show had ever seen, only garnering 23.6 million viewers, expectations for the 2021 numbers were low. …”

Who are the 29% of Americans who want the Oscars to be full of political speeches about “trans” and “racial justice” issues? Who believes that “diversity, equity and inclusion” will make films better? It is the same people who watch CNN and MSNBC and who watch Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel. It is the Democrat Independent Liberal Elites (DILEs) or the woke professional class.

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16 Comments

  1. Though it seems like a Coon’s Age ago, I grew up in a day where few would have considered missing out on the annual Academy Awards’ Night.

    Nowadays, not only can I remember when I watched the last one, I have refused to go to theatres, or watch non-Hallmark productions, for what is approaching 3 decades.

    Nope, most of my cinema-going has long been to Polish/French, Chinese, Japanese, Czech, Russian, Scandinavian, and Italian productions, or to The BBC, in the case of suspence and classical theatre productions.

    To me, Hollywood long ago became the purveyor to the lowest common denominator, filth,inner vapidity, and now anti-Americanism.

    I won’t have it, and I will not patronize them until they straighten up and fly right…

    • Ivan

      Can you recommend any Hallmark , or as polish/French and other Eastern European recent films?

      I tried to find sone on Amazon Prime – they were about German concentration camps .

  2. All those dirty, raggedy tents and sleeping bags for the homeless have been removed from Hollywood Blvd. for this stupid, anachronistic event. Will any of those “woke” celebrities do anything of consequence to help those unfortunates or will they simply continue to focus on their trendy social issues?

  3. (((‘THE OSCARS)) and (((‘THE GRAMMYS))) declared Vladimir Putin their mortal enemy two years prior to 2016….it was a torrent of pure unmitigated hatred….and it continues apace…

    And we know why….Vladimir was a conservative Christian Man who accelerated the re-Christianization of Russia.

    The Oscars and Hollywood are GLOBAL HOMOSEXUAL ANUS PEDERASTS through and through…either this or instigate NUCLEAR WW3…usher in the trillionaire reign of the filthy lowly cockroaches….Hillary Clinton’s friends..

  4. These people alternate between disgusting and ridiculous. A long time ago, before Hollywood was run by communists, the petty self indulgent horses assess that have ruined every academy award show for decades, would have been on the first bus back to New Jersey within five minutes of this crap.

    They are there to entertain the people, not lecture a captive audience about some obscure cause they’ve discovered. It’s very obvious why the public has tuned out.

  5. Negro and negress actors are the antithesis of the glamorous White Hollywood of the 30s, 40s and 50s.The she-boon’s attempt to host this year’s Oscars was nausea-inducing.

  6. I haven’t watched that jewshit for 25 years, before they started with the holier-than-God sermonizing. Who wants to look at & listen to a bunch of fugly-ass niggers the Hymiewitz kikes are trying to pass off as “supahstah actors”? Fuck that (((noise))).

  7. TV is for blacks now. It’s a pandering machine. Everything to make them happy. Most whites, including me, don’t watch TV. Haven’t had cable in over 10 years. What for? So you can watch reality shows of fat people, mixed couples, people covering moldy floors and reselling them?

    • @Pilot – So true. Pure filth pumping of a raw sewage hole has been for decades what is considered “popular” TV, movies, music and books. The very sound of a television blaring out its excrement infuriates me.

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