The 73-year-old actor appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Stay!” on Monday night time and opened up about Hollywood’s greatest occasion, which drew sharp criticism from followers and critics alike after switching up the format, venue and extra on Sunday.
Schwarzenegger admitted to solely watching a couple of third of the ceremony “as a result of it was so boring.”
“I mainly simply turned it off and I simply couldn’t watch it anymore as a result of there was a lot expertise there on the stage that it was so boring – how may you make this, with all this expertise, so boring?” the actor continued.
The “Terminator” star had an concept, nonetheless, for enhance the present subsequent 12 months.
“I feel subsequent time, they need to take it to Muscle Seaside and have the Oscars on Muscle Seaside,” he joked.
Schwarzenegger himself has by no means been nominated for an Oscar, however received a Golden Globe in 1977 and was nominated for a second in 1995. Moreover, he received an Emmy in 2014 for government producing the documentary “Tied with American Masters.”
Muscle Seaside, the star’s recommended locale, is situated in Santa Monica, Calif., and is thought for popularizing bodybuilding, bodily health, acrobatics, gymnastics and extra.
The Oscars made a number of modifications to the telecast this 12 months, due each partly to the coronavirus and consistently dropping scores – although this 12 months additionally noticed an enormous drop in viewership.
Musical performances had been lower out of this 12 months’s ceremony and had been as a substitute given throughout a pre-show that aired earlier than the awards got out.
The present additionally was criticized for permitting longer acceptance speeches and awkward interludes by presenters. Hollywood heavyweights like Laura Dern, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford and extra introduced awards after prolonged monologues many discovered to be pointless.
Lastly, probably the most intense criticism for the present got here from the altering of the awards’ conventional order, presenting finest image earlier than the main performing awards. The change, many thought, was completed to conclude the present with an emotional win for the late Chadwick Boseman – who was thought of a lock for the award – however in the end, Anthony Hopkins received, leaving many feeling that the ending was awkward.