RICH IS WRONG ON RATINGS
Well, it looks like I was incorrect in many of my Oscar predictions. I got 50% of my predictions correct in the major categories. I correctly guessed that Jamie Foxx, Hillary Swank and Morgan Freeman would win. However, I was incorrect regarding Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood and the Aviator. Million Dollar Baby did better than I had expected it to.
I was also wrong in my prediction that Oscar ratings would be down this year. I thought that with no big blockbuster films nominated and a first-time host, that the audience would be smaller. I was wrong. According to overnight ratings, the numbers for the Oscar telecast are the best since the year 2000. That's too bad, because that means more people heard Chris Rock's anti-Bush tirade early in the program. His President-bashing was uncalled for and just plain ignorant.
I was also disappointed in that no one thanked God last night. None of the winners acknowledged the Almighty, not even in an flippant manner. Bummer.