The president took to Twitter on Tuesday morning (March 6) to blast the "stars" at the event and claim that he's the only star left, though he says he's just kidding.
The ratings for the 2018 Academy Awards were the lowest ever recorded, according to early viewing figures for the ceremony. The ceremony acknowledged the #MeToo movement and managed to culminate in an obvious invitation of support, inclusion and diversity in the global cinema scene.
The Fox News host also tore into Meryl Streep, who was referenced in Best Actress award victor Frances McDormand's speech, for Streep having a previously cozy relationship with alleged sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein, a one-time top Hollywood producer.
However, this is the fourth year in a row the show's ratings have declined, so it's hard to gauge how much political tone played into the show's 20% decrease in viewership.
Only four years ago, the Oscars reached almost 44 million viewers.
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The most-watched telecast was in 1998, when ABC had an audience of 55.2 million viewers the night all-time box-office champ Titanic won for best picture.
Ratings for the Oscars have been better when the movies were bigger. But privately executives said they are hoping that more popular films can get nominated in the future. Seacrest has denied the accusations against him.
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.
Even with the decline in ratings, however, the Oscars remain special because the telecast is watched live and viewers sit through the commercials. Since then, the mostly liberal-leaning Hollywood have used their popularity to push back at the former host of "The Apprentice", which has only increased since he was sworn into office over a year ago. Later in the broadcast, he said, "We don't make movies like Call Me by Your Name for money". "That increases the value of it". After thanking her family, she put her Oscar statue down and asked all of the female nominees to stand up and be recognized ("Meryl, if you do it, everyone else will"). He keeps his hands where you can see them. Tell us in the comments!