February Is Too Cold for the Oscars, So They’re Moving Back to March


You might recall that it was just two short years ago that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences moved the Oscars from their traditional March airdate into the considerably more nipply month of February. And you might also recall that those specific ceremonies were two of the three lowest-rated Oscar broadcasts of all time. With that in mind, it's not very surprising that Academy prez Sid Ganis sent out a press release today announcing that the Oscars will be moving back to the month of March next year. The suits are on the record saying that the move was prompted by a conflict with the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics that will be airing on NBC, which sounds to us like a way better excuse than just simply admitting that they made a bad decision in the first place.

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