I think I figured out why the recent movie Academy Awards (Oscars) got such lousy TV ratings. Of the 113 nominations, only 8 of those went to movies that were among the top 10 money-grossing movies of 2007.
The most popular movie to win a prize was The Bourne Ultimatum, but it just won obscure editing prizes. The next most popular movies to win prizes were Ratatouille, a Disney cartoon, and Juno, a very annoying feminist message move. I criticized Juno below.
I think that people want to see their favorite movie stars win prizes. If they cannot, then there is no point to watching the Oscars.