An actor, comedian and writer Seth Rogen ( Knocked-Up, Superbad, This is the End) believes people no longer care about the Oscars, an annual awards show which is meant to recognize the best films of the year.
Despite the Academy Awards making major changes to the show to try and make it more appealing to the viewers, the truth is that the Oscars keep on failing to attract the same audience as before. The awards has been on a decline in ratings for years now, with the last year’s Oscars drawing the lowest ratings in the show’s history, with under 10 million watching.
For the Insider, Seth Rogen, who is also a producer of movies such as Preacher, The Boys and Invincible, admitted that he doesn’t understand why Hollywood insists on people loving the Oscars, adding that no other industry demands that:
“I don’t care who wins the automobile awards. No other industry expects everyone to care about what awards they shower upon themselves. Maybe people just don’t care. Maybe they did for a while and they stopped caring. And why should they?”
Most believe this decline in popularity is the Oscars’ fault, as they seem to select the movies the viewers don’t actually care about. Although the Oscars are losing viewership, they could still turn it all around and get people invested again – if Hollywood would only realize the problem and work on it accordingly.