Holy shiz! This is a massive switch-up!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is reportedly going to consider moving up the air date of 2011 Academy Awards to January!
According to a source:
"The awards season is too long currently. This will shorten and reduce the amount of campaigning. Also, it will make the Oscars the definitive awards show again. The Globes can't move a lot earlier as all the movies wouldn't be released yet. The only potential downside is how do people see all the films in time to vote for nominations?"
Yeah - EXACTLY! You want to throw the Oscars in with not only the Golden Globes, but the SAG and BAFTAS? And what about the effing SuperBowl?!
Another source, however, seems doubtful the date will be switched, because there's simply not enough time for members of the Academy to watch all potential films and vote accordingly.
"There's a ZERO percent chance that the Executive team can figure out how to logistically coordinate voting that soon, especially with all the old people who don't do electronic mail. And especially because [executive director] Bruce Davis won't do anything that utilizes technology."
Seems like a pretty shiteous idea to us!
What do U think?? Should the Academy Awards continue airing in February or March or should Awards season be squeezed into one month?
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