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Oscars set for January next year?

January 9th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Everyone looks forward to the Oscars in February. It’s like Christmas and New Years, you can count on it. But next year, like 2010, could be the exception to the rule…

Rumours online suggest that because of the Superbowl on the February 2nd weekend and the winter Olympics taking place for the other three weekends, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences therefore can do one of a handful of things: go for the 3rd of February, the Monday after the Superbowl, or February 24th, the Monday after the Olympics. They could push the ceremony back until early March – as they did in 2010 during the Olympics or, and according to Variety this is the one being considered, put the Oscars in January.

Darkhorizons has pointed out that ‘with the Grammys on January 26th and NFL’s conference championships on January 19th, there’s talk that next year could see the double header of the Golden Globes on January 5th and then the Oscars on the 12th.’

‘To do this it would mean AMPAS members would likely have to finish their nominations voting before Christmas. It would also mean a lot of Oscar-contending movies would have to be out on screens in October and November as December release movies would run a high risk of missing out.’

So, book that night off earlier in 2014…


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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