More People Up For Oscars To Boost Viewers

Posted by PZ on February 4th, 2010

This year, the Academy who decide on who wins Oscars have made a decision to try and boost their viewers by nominating more people for awards, thus making a wider range of people interested in watching the ceremony. Over the last few years, the once huge show saw it’s ratings begin to plummet,  although it was previously very popular and was watched widely all over the world.

It’s audience have aged and it’s no longer seen as an interesting event to watch by the people that are now in the same age category. The nominations now include popular, high-grossing films such as Avator which didn’t otherwise get much recognition this awards season. Last years ceremony saw a slight increase of 13% of the average viewers and included two big selling films of the year – Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

This year, the show has 5 high grossing films up for nominations  and they’re hoping they’ll get an even bigger boost in rating this time.

Category: Awards Shows, The Oscars