Academy can change Oscarcast's course after damming up Mainstream America

Richmond, Ray
February 2009
Hollywood Reporter;2/18/2009, Vol. 408 Issue 31, p13
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The article presents the author's comments on the declining television ratings of the Academy Awards telecast. It informs that 90% of the people in the U.S. do not watch the telecast of the Academy Awards. It reflects that in 1998, Oscar telecast drew a 57.2 million viewers as the film "Titanic," was nominated for most categories. It is noted that mainstream viewers rarely have their boxoffice favorites reflected to a significant degree on the nominees list.


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