The annual Hollywood ceremony took place at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre on Sunday (March 4)
Viewers for Sunday’s event (March 4) dropped 19 percent from 2017, with an average of 26.5 million tuning in. Last year saw an average of 32.9 million viewers.
Soon after the figures were shared, the US President took to Twitter to share his views. “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY,” he wrote. “Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!”
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel soon hit back at Trump, writing: “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.”
Kimmel made some digs at Trump and Vice President in his opening monologue at the ceremony. While congratulating Jordan Peele on Get Out‘s successs, the host joked: “None other than Donald Trump called Get Out the best first three-quarters of a movie this year.”
While calling out Call Me By Your Name, he noted that many of the Best Picture nominees didn’t make much money at the box office. “We don’t make films like Call Me By Your Name to make money,” Kimmel said. “We make them to upset Mike Pence.”
The big winners at this year’s ceremony included The Shape Of Water, Get Out‘s Jordan Peele, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. See a full list of winners here.