A movie critic, who writes on Twitter under the name @LuckyBuddy, wrote on Saturday: “I have a lot of admiration for the Oscars.
I love them.
But I’m disappointed in what they did with ‘American Hustle.'”
He then posted a link to a news article about a new study that showed a “sharp decrease in ticket sales” for “American Hustles.”
The article cited a report by Ticketmaster that shows that ticket sales for “Hustle” fell by about 1 percent in the last three months of this year compared to the same period last year.
However, a spokesperson for the film distributor said the data is “misleading,” and “the study has been debunked.”
The study was first reported by Buzzfeed on Sunday.
The study’s author, Jason F. Schreier, a professor of marketing at Stanford University, claimed that the decline in ticket revenue was due to “a combination of the Academy’s decision to delay the nominations for ‘Hustles’ and a reduction in the number of film festivals.”
Festival organizers have previously cited a drop in festival attendance and an increase in the demand for tickets to the Oscars as the reason for the decrease in sales.
Schreier also claimed that Oscar nominees were not “receiving the same exposure as previous winners,” and that this “was largely due to the fact that the Academy has reduced the number and variety of nominations in the years since it began counting the films.”
He also cited “an increase in film festivals,” saying, “In 2015, a number of festivals increased their film schedules and expanded their film content.
This year, however, the Academy chose to reduce the number (of film festivals) in favor of limiting the number films eligible for the Best Picture and Best Director nominations.”
He continued: “This has meant that many Academy members have seen fewer films.
The Academy has also decreased the number, variety, and amount of films that it awards in each category.
As a result, the number that have been nominated has fallen from the prior year.”
Schreiers claim that the loss of Oscars has resulted in the loss in “film and television production.”
He wrote, “Hollywood has had a tough year.
The decline in movie and television productions has led to a dramatic reduction in box office receipts, as the Academy and the studios have cut back on their creative efforts.”
This has also resulted in “a decline in the Academy membership,” he said.
“Many members have decided that they are not interested in attending the Oscars.”
He went on to write that the “tens of thousands of Academy members who have made a living from film and television are now seeing the awards reduced.”
Schresier also claims that “many of the best and brightest have left the Academy.”
He then went on a rant against the Academy, stating that “there is no question that Hollywood has lost the heart and soul of the film and TV industry.”
He wrote, “[It] has turned into a soulless, self-serving corporation.”
He said, “This is not about talent, it’s about money.
This is about making money for yourself.”
In addition to Schreiers tweets, Oscar-nominee and Academy member Seth MacFarlane also weighed in on the Oscars on Saturday.
MacFarlane tweeted, “Sad to see the Oscars go to ‘Hands Off The Wheel,'” while actor Mark Ruffalo, who is in the lead role of “The Avengers,” wrote, “‘American Hustes’ has become an empty film.
In a separate tweet, actor John C. Reilly also expressed disappointment, writing, “I just don’t get it.”
He added, “The Academy has become a joke, like the Kardashians.”
Schruier also wrote, “@jasonfshreier I have a LOT of admiration to the Academy for giving the Oscars the highest possible score.
The problem is they didnt give them the highest level of attention, they didnt reward them with the best movies they could have, and they didnt respect the craft and craftsmanship of the artists and writers who make them.”
This is the second time this year that the Oscars have been criticized for a lack of attention to the industry.
In 2016, The Wrap published a story stating that the academy had “taken away” the Oscars from Academy member and filmmaker Adam McKay, whose film “Loving Vincent” was nominated for the best picture award.
McKay was also nominated for best director for “Losing It,” a film about a man who dies of AIDS.
A spokesperson for McKay told The Wrap, “Adam McKay was honored to be nominated for an Oscar for ‘Loving’ last year and we look forward to welcoming him back in 2019.”
The Wrap story also claimed McKay’s film “The End of the Tour” was “mocked as a ‘cute’ film” by Academy members.
The Wrap’s story also claims Academy