The Academy Awards have been losing a great deal of their luster in recent years.
Since 2018, when 36 million viewers watched the annual self- congratulation Hollywood movie love fest, about 13 million viewers have abandoned the show, according to reports of the agencies that measure viewership.
Why is this so?
People in general, and especially younger people, just don’t care a hoot about anyone except for themselves in modern America.
Like many Americans who tuned into the show, I had not seen many of the movies nor did I recognize the stars up for Academy Awards.
I hadn’t seen Parasite, the South Korean movie that won the Academy Award for Best Picture and a host of other Oscars. I didn’t see Little Women. I did see the Joker.