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The UK broadcast of the Academy Awards took ITV to the top with one million viewers, but the show was criticized for its insensitivity and lack of critical literacy.

The UK broadcast of the Academy Awards took ITV to the top with one million viewers, but the show was criticized for its insensitivity and lack of critical literacy.

The Oscars were broadcast free in the UK last night for the first time in two decades, but ITV's coverage has been criticized on social media for insensitivity and a lack of critical literacy.

The Los Angeles concert was watched by nearly a million viewers in the UK and an average of 630,000 viewers from its GMT start time until the early hours of the morning, but viewers used the X sign to air their complaints.

Deadline revealed that ITV acquired the rights to the Oscars from Sky last year, and that the broadcast was produced by British broadcaster Jonathan Ross, who was also a member of the panel. The hobbit Actor Richard Armitage, radio and documentary presenter Yinka Bukini, actress Faye Ripley and comedian/critic Ben Bailey-Smith.

The judgment of many critics and cinephiles who favored X was that the committee and Ross lacked sensitivity and little critical knowledge.

Many X users pointed out the absurdity of the painting by comparing it to a Martin Scorsese painting. Moonflower Killers – A film involving the killing and torture of Native Americans – for an ITV series Emmerdale.

Others gave examples of the committee not pronouncing some of the candidates' names correctly: The rest Daphne Joy Randolph won Best Supporting Actress.

“ITV #Oscar The committee desperately needs a film critic, or at least someone who has seen all the nominated films and knows who all the nominees are! “Discussing how to pronounce Da'Vine Joy Randolph's name is a very bad point…” said user X.

β€œThe worst Oscar commission I've ever seen,” another harshly judged.

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Many said they gave up after spending some time reporting, citing a lack of critical knowledge and the speakers' somewhat dismissive attitude toward the ceremony. Check out a cross-section of X's posts below.

Winning the rights to the Oscars was a coup for ITV and the news has been widely followed in recent weeks. The Oscars were last broadcast on free-to-air British television on the BBC in 2004, before Sky won the national broadcasting rights. In contrast to the ratings in the United States, the Oscars ratings in the United Kingdom have declined in recent years; The number of people broadcasting live on the main Sky Cinema channel was about 35,000 last year, down from about 60,000 in 2022.

In the US, the news was once again presented by Jimmy Kimmel and there were highlights including comments from Ryan Gosling. Barbie Play “I'm Just Ken” with guitarist Slash. Oppenheimer It was the biggest winner of the night, taking home awards such as Best Picture, Best Director by British director Christopher Nolan, and Best Actor Cillian Murphy.