Seth Rogen says 'people just don't care' about the Oscars anymore

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By Carina Murphy

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Seth Rogen has hit out at the Academy Awards, saying that people don't care about them anymore.

The 39-year-old actor - who has never been nominated for an Oscar - denounced the awards ceremony during an interview with Insider, in which he and fellow comedian Paul Rudd chatted about their Super Bowl ad for Lay's chips.

"I don't get why movie people care so much if other people care what awards we give ourselves," said Rogen, adding: "To me, maybe people just don't care."

The Canadian star continued: "I don't care who wins the automobile awards. No other industry expects everyone to care about what awards they shower upon themselves. Maybe people just don't care. Maybe they did for a while and they stopped caring. And why should they?"

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The Oscars have been suffering a ratings decline for years. Last year's ceremony - which was scaled down due to social distancing measures - was watched by less than 10 million, the lowest viewing figures for years.

In an attempt to turn the tide, the Academy - which has been handing out Oscars since 1929 - has made major changes to its awards show.  These include not having an official host, shortening the ceremony by scrapping the opening song performances, and even considering having a 'most popular' category.

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This year for the 94th awards ceremony, organizers hope to draw viewers by bringing back a host. It will be the first time the show has been helmed by an official host since Jimmy Kimmel manned the ceremony in 2018.

While it hasn't yet been announced who that official host will be, Insider asked Rogen and Rudd if they had any tips.

"That's a tough one," Rogen said, adding, "I'm sure there are comedians out there that want to, right?"

The two went on to suggest someone "outside the box" options, listing Nathan for You cocreator Nathan Fielder and HBO's How To with John Wilson creator John Wilson as good options.

When asked if either of them had been invited to host the awards, Rogen and Rudd were vague.

"Maybe a soft conversation," Rogen said

Rudd added: "I don't think I would be a good host."

The Oscars will air on ABC on March 27.

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US/Alamy

Seth Rogen says 'people just don't care' about the Oscars anymore

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By Carina Murphy

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Seth Rogen has hit out at the Academy Awards, saying that people don't care about them anymore.

The 39-year-old actor - who has never been nominated for an Oscar - denounced the awards ceremony during an interview with Insider, in which he and fellow comedian Paul Rudd chatted about their Super Bowl ad for Lay's chips.

"I don't get why movie people care so much if other people care what awards we give ourselves," said Rogen, adding: "To me, maybe people just don't care."

The Canadian star continued: "I don't care who wins the automobile awards. No other industry expects everyone to care about what awards they shower upon themselves. Maybe people just don't care. Maybe they did for a while and they stopped caring. And why should they?"

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The Oscars have been suffering a ratings decline for years. Last year's ceremony - which was scaled down due to social distancing measures - was watched by less than 10 million, the lowest viewing figures for years.

In an attempt to turn the tide, the Academy - which has been handing out Oscars since 1929 - has made major changes to its awards show.  These include not having an official host, shortening the ceremony by scrapping the opening song performances, and even considering having a 'most popular' category.

[[imagecaption|| Jimmy Kimmel hosting the 89th Oscars. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy]]

This year for the 94th awards ceremony, organizers hope to draw viewers by bringing back a host. It will be the first time the show has been helmed by an official host since Jimmy Kimmel manned the ceremony in 2018.

While it hasn't yet been announced who that official host will be, Insider asked Rogen and Rudd if they had any tips.

"That's a tough one," Rogen said, adding, "I'm sure there are comedians out there that want to, right?"

The two went on to suggest someone "outside the box" options, listing Nathan for You cocreator Nathan Fielder and HBO's How To with John Wilson creator John Wilson as good options.

When asked if either of them had been invited to host the awards, Rogen and Rudd were vague.

"Maybe a soft conversation," Rogen said

Rudd added: "I don't think I would be a good host."

The Oscars will air on ABC on March 27.

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US/Alamy