- "a predicted billion people watching the Oscars"
- "You always have to be apprehensive when you stand up in front of a billion people"
- "the one billion who are said to watch the Oscars worldwide".
First of all that is more than 1 in 7 of the world's population, and when you consider that many people on the planet are from countries where Hollywood is not the dominant film producer or where English isn't the first language or where televisions are rare or from places in really inconvenient time zones then that eliminates a most of the planet.
Furthermore even in the strongest market for the event, the USA, scarcely more than 1 in 10 of the population watch it.
Finally there is no organisation that provides viewing estimates for international events anyway (even for genuinely popular events like the World Cup the supposed viewing figures are nonsense).
Anyway with only aroung 30 million viewers in the USA it is highly unlikely that the global figure is over 100 million let alone anywhere near a billion.