This most recent Oscar show had the lowest ratings among adults 18-49 since 2008, and the lowest viewership since 2009. Many are inclined to blame the host, Neil Patrick Harris, saying he just wasn’t that funny. I’m inclined to disagree. First off, I’d like to thank the Academy for this year’s late-coming nominees. Of the big nominees, most were released so late in 2014 that they were released in 2015. People didn’t get a chance to see most of these films. Then there’s the reality factor. Most of the major nominees were firmly grounded in reality – the exact opposite of escapist fare. Having some biographical films is ok. But almost all ..