Alexey Pushkov, head of the Federation Council Commission on Information Policy and Interaction with the Media, assessed reports that 9.85 million viewers watched the broadcast of the Oscars in the United States, which is 13.75 million less than 2020 year. The senator stressed that the award’s TV ratings are getting smaller every year.
“Mandatory role quotas for minority actors annoy many, and the level of American cinema is falling,” Pushkov wrote on his Telegram channel.
In his opinion, in Russia “Oscar” still arouses admiration “the old fashioned way”, but more due to the previous image.
“But the Oscar is not the same. And Hollywood too,” the senator stated.
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