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TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS HAVEN’T SEEN ANY OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMS

February 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s bad news for the Oscar telecast: two-thirds of American have not seen any of the movies nominated for best picture, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday. The Oscars telecast, which usually is exceeded as TV attraction only by the Super Bowl each year, generally attracts the most viewers when hugely popular blockbusters are competing in the major categories. Of the films competing in the best-picture category, the most-watched film was Captain Phillips with 15 percent, followed by Gravity with 14 percent. 12 Years a Slave, which Las Vegas bookmakers predict will be the big winner on March 2, was seen only only 9 percent of Americans.