Next year, the Oscar ceremony is moving to March. From USA Today…
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on March 7 to avoid coinciding with the Winter Olympics, said Leslie Unger, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
From a big picture standpoint, that’s not a big deal. This year’s Oscars were presented on Feb. 22, but until 2004, the statues were usually handed out near the end of March. What this really means is that the studios will have even more time to buy ads proclaiming their nominees the finest films in the land.
The nominations, by the way, will be announced on Feb. 2. Funyy how they’re not moving them to avoid coinciding with Groundhog Day.