Sep 23, 2022 • 46M

Awards Shows' Last Stand

The Oscars and Globes are in Hail Mary-mode to keep audience — and their TV millions

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THE UNRAVELING Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey in 2021, the year that the HFPA’s woes were exposed. (Peter Kramer/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty)

Viewership for Hollywood awards shows is plummeting. Hosts Janice MinTatiana Siegel and Sean McNulty survey the rocky terrain that’s led to the Golden Globes’s shaky one-year NBC deal (far less than its once-$60 million a year license fee), and prompted the Academy’s new Hail Mary efforts to remake the Oscars (and red carpet) for ABC. “There’s no way now they’re getting $100 million a year [today],” McNulty says. In a season where Avatar 2, Steven Spielberg, Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis are in the mix, the shows are throwing everything against the wall to remain culturally relevant — with streamers likely their next home. The team also unpacks Amazon’s Thursday Night Football numbers (9:41), Apple Music’s Super Bowl steal (6:30), and Spielberg’s Toronto audience award with The Fabelmans (42:25).

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