The ratings are in, and the 92nd Academy Awards was a dud with viewers on Sunday night.
The 2020 Oscars reportedly averaged 23.6 million viewers — down from last year and the worst in history.
The sagging numbers follow a ceremony which, once again, was heavily political. As Joaquin Phoenix picked up the Best Actor award for his role in Todd Phillips’ Joker, he delivered a speech attacking the dairy industry.
“We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth, we steal her baby. Even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable,” the actor declared. “And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our