red carpet will be there, as will the famous golden
statuettes. But, despite the traditional pomp and ceremony, this
year’s Oscars will perhaps be less relevant than ever
year’s awards, held on March 4, feature the lowest-grossing
best picture nominees in six years.
Me By Your Name had, as of Tuesday, taken a mere $15 million
(£12m) at the US box office, and Daniel Day-Lewis’s Phantom
Thread had barely recouped half of its $35 million budget.
Dunkirk, the highest-grossing of the nine nominated films,
scarcely made it into the top 20 grossing films of 2017,
with its $188 million US takings.
Wars: The Last Jedi, by contrast, brought in $681 million,
while even the critically-panned Jumanji sequel earned $380
all adds up to a worrying wait for television executives,
with the realisation of the growing chasm between
Oscar-nominated films and those that the public actually