Jimmy Kimmel Claps Back at Trump's Oscars Ratings Dig

90th Academy Awards show speaks up yet keeps the smiles coming

90th Academy Awards show speaks up yet keeps the smiles coming

"Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY", he tweeted, matching Trump's unusual capitalization rules.

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.

As is now routine, he poked fun at President Donald Trump and the current political climate. Hosted for a second time by late-night favorite Jimmy Kimmel, this year's ceremony was the first Oscars to air in the wake of Hollywood's recent reckoning with sexual harassment and assault.

"While many Presidents have been lauded for their self deprecating humor Trump gives us all one more reason to loathe him with his self Aggrandizing Humor", a follow-up tweet stated.

Not even Helen Mirren and a Jetski promise could halt the slump in Oscar ratings.

Oscar ratings were down more than 15 percent to an all-time low according to early estimates for the Academy Awards that was filled with politics as well as the best films of the year.

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.

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Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tackled Hollywood's sexual misconduct scandal with pointed jokes on a night that became a platform for activists on issues ranging from gun violence and the Black Lives Matter movement to sexism and immigration.

The 90th Academy Awards on Sunday drew an average 26.5 million viewers. The ceremony acknowledged the #MeToo movement and managed to culminate in an obvious invitation of support, inclusion and diversity in the worldwide cinema scene.

The most watched Oscars in history were in 1998.

The genre-defying "Get Out", certainly the most timely of the films up for Best Picture, also scored four nominations. The top earner among 2018's best picture nominees was Dunkirk with $188 million, and only two other nominees this year made in excess of $60 million domestically.

Ratings for the most recent Grammys fell by nearly one-quarter in just one year, while the Screen Actors Guild Awards fell by 30 percent and the Golden Globes fell by 5 percent. It's the fourth consecutive year that viewership has declined.

Still, when an artist I really like gets an Oscar, I tend to be happy. He keeps his hands where you can see them.

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