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The NFL to force Oscars to move to Monday night?

08.26.2010

I don't particularly love that the Oscar ceremony takes place on a Sunday night (who wants to stay up that late and still have to go to work the next day?), but the idea of moving the Oscars to Monday is something I hate even more. Sadly a move to Monday could very well be happening in about three years time.

Why would the Oscars want to move out of Sunday, its home for the past 10 years? As it turns out they might not have much of a choice. The NFL is currently negotiating a deal that would bring an extra two games to the current 16-game schedule. That would obviously shift the league's schedule forward two weeks and pit its biggest game and ratings powerhouse, The Super Bowl, up against the Oscars. That's some the Academy, who already struggles to improve their ratings, obviously wants to avoid.

The options would be to push the telecast back to a date other than Sunday (Monday is the favorite because that's when the show used to air, prior to 1999) or to a Sunday in March. The Oscars have been trying to run earlier rather than later to avoid award fatigue after the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and all the other competitors that air prior to the Academy Awards.

It would be at least 2013 until this was worked out but the NFL is currently meeting now to approve the new schedule. Should that happen soon, expect the AMPAS to follow suit and figure out a new plan. Whatever it is, it'll involve me staying up way too late on a work night.

Extra Tidbit: Can we make the day after the Super Bowl a holiday already?
Source: Variety

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9:45AM on 08/27/2010
Well non football fans watch the Super Bowl as well but for ads and halftime show which both I could care less about. The Oscers would have to move for tv ratings wise. The Super Bowl gets better ratings in the Untied States than anything else.
Well non football fans watch the Super Bowl as well but for ads and halftime show which both I could care less about. The Oscers would have to move for tv ratings wise. The Super Bowl gets better ratings in the Untied States than anything else.
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6:53AM on 08/27/2010
I didn't mean fuck the NFL for forcing the Oscars to move. Doesn't matter to me what night they're on. It was just a general fuck the NFL because football sucks. And I'm not some anti-sports nerd. I watch baseball religiously (Go Braves). Football just sucks and I could care less about it.
I didn't mean fuck the NFL for forcing the Oscars to move. Doesn't matter to me what night they're on. It was just a general fuck the NFL because football sucks. And I'm not some anti-sports nerd. I watch baseball religiously (Go Braves). Football just sucks and I could care less about it.
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1:17AM on 08/27/2010
LOL @ the football hating nerds. As if the NFL is purposely trying to fuck over the Oscars. Monday is better anyways. GO CHARGERS!
LOL @ the football hating nerds. As if the NFL is purposely trying to fuck over the Oscars. Monday is better anyways. GO CHARGERS!
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1:02AM on 08/27/2010

Nelson & DRex

The NFL isnt doing this in purpose to screw over the Oscars. They could care less about a movie awards show.
The NFL isnt doing this in purpose to screw over the Oscars. They could care less about a movie awards show.
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8:58PM on 08/26/2010
I'm with D-Rex. Piss off, NFL.
I'm with D-Rex. Piss off, NFL.
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5:53PM on 08/26/2010
Fuck the NFL. Football sucks.
Fuck the NFL. Football sucks.
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4:47PM on 08/26/2010

I like both of them

Because I like both films and football. I think the Oscars get way too much hate from fans of movies. I agree that they've made some controversial choices in the past.
Because I like both films and football. I think the Oscars get way too much hate from fans of movies. I agree that they've made some controversial choices in the past.
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4:09PM on 08/26/2010
I don't overly care much for either. However, I do enjoy watching the Super Bowl if only because it's a championship game. As far as displacing the Oscar's go, I'm not losing any sleep.
I don't overly care much for either. However, I do enjoy watching the Super Bowl if only because it's a championship game. As far as displacing the Oscar's go, I'm not losing any sleep.
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2:50PM on 08/26/2010

Perfect oppurtunity for this

SKOWL VIKINGS!!!!
SKOWL VIKINGS!!!!
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12:39PM on 08/26/2010
I feel like the Oscars really don't mean as much as they used to.. so I could give a shit about any Oscar news. The expansion of Best Picture gave us The Blind Side being able to put "Best Picture nominee" on it's DVD box for the rest of eternity. That in itself is a massive failure to me.
I feel like the Oscars really don't mean as much as they used to.. so I could give a shit about any Oscar news. The expansion of Best Picture gave us The Blind Side being able to put "Best Picture nominee" on it's DVD box for the rest of eternity. That in itself is a massive failure to me.
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12:37PM on 08/26/2010
I think it's clever that you were able to find a picture of a quarterback holding a gold statue to accompany this article. Great way to tie the two topics together.
I think it's clever that you were able to find a picture of a quarterback holding a gold statue to accompany this article. Great way to tie the two topics together.
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1:05PM on 08/26/2010
thats just wrong...

but thumbs up to you sir ;)
thats just wrong...

but thumbs up to you sir ;)
3:41PM on 08/26/2010
I thought that was a linebacker....
I thought that was a linebacker....
12:32PM on 08/26/2010
I'm down for this. Oscars would get destroyed if they went up against the Super Bowl.

The Extra tidbit couldn't be more right.
I'm down for this. Oscars would get destroyed if they went up against the Super Bowl.

The Extra tidbit couldn't be more right.
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12:02PM on 08/26/2010
oscars are absolutely boring and they make horrible choices for best pic year after year
oscars are absolutely boring and they make horrible choices for best pic year after year
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12:32PM on 08/26/2010
Million dollar baby and No country for old men proved you only need 2/3 of a good movie to win.
Million dollar baby and No country for old men proved you only need 2/3 of a good movie to win.
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11:33AM on 08/26/2010

huh?

What does a picture of gorillas in the mist have to do with the oscars?
What does a picture of gorillas in the mist have to do with the oscars?
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11:28AM on 08/26/2010
If the Oscars could happen ealier, that would be dandy. I don't know why I watch, I just do. Probably because I'm not a sports fan and I gotta have SOME annual competition to watch. But by awards night I pretty much had it all figured out (except Cinematography and Foreign Film). I know it's a sore spot for apolitical and conservative movie-goers alike, but the last time they were really fun, Michael Moore got booed off the stage for speaking his mind. As someone who belonged to that anti-war
If the Oscars could happen ealier, that would be dandy. I don't know why I watch, I just do. Probably because I'm not a sports fan and I gotta have SOME annual competition to watch. But by awards night I pretty much had it all figured out (except Cinematography and Foreign Film). I know it's a sore spot for apolitical and conservative movie-goers alike, but the last time they were really fun, Michael Moore got booed off the stage for speaking his mind. As someone who belonged to that anti-war minority, it was a breath of fresh air. Then he made Fahrenheit 9/11, and while I liked it, I also felt it went a little too far.
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11:03AM on 08/26/2010
Keep it to the weekends, the nights when nothing else is on
Keep it to the weekends, the nights when nothing else is on
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10:56AM on 08/26/2010
No comment on the move as I really don't watch the oscars much anymore. But that chosen picture reminds me how much I dislike Monique or w/e the hell her name is and how disappointed I am to see THAT woman win an oscar.
No comment on the move as I really don't watch the oscars much anymore. But that chosen picture reminds me how much I dislike Monique or w/e the hell her name is and how disappointed I am to see THAT woman win an oscar.
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10:46AM on 08/26/2010
I haven't watched the Oscars in almost a decade, but my God I hate football.

Thumbs down now please.
I haven't watched the Oscars in almost a decade, but my God I hate football.

Thumbs down now please.
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10:30AM on 08/26/2010

Good

NFL > Oscars
NFL > Oscars
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10:28AM on 08/26/2010
You mean now I have to wait a WHOLE EXTRA DAY to see a bunch of attractive millionaires lose their shit over some gold trophies? Whatever will I do?

I guess these awards are fine in that they can really help some actors go the extra mile in their performances, thus creating a wonderful moment for us all to experience and remember, and also keeping films & TV fresh and creative, but I'll be damned if I'm going to watch some small community of people I'll never know, or ever understand,
You mean now I have to wait a WHOLE EXTRA DAY to see a bunch of attractive millionaires lose their shit over some gold trophies? Whatever will I do?

I guess these awards are fine in that they can really help some actors go the extra mile in their performances, thus creating a wonderful moment for us all to experience and remember, and also keeping films & TV fresh and creative, but I'll be damned if I'm going to watch some small community of people I'll never know, or ever understand, celebrate each other like they've just cured AIDS.
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10:27AM on 08/26/2010
This is great news. We have to many pre-season games as it is. Get to the regular season already! As for the Oscars: who gives a shit? I haven't payed attention to that crap since Saving Private Ryan lost to shakespeare in love........or gotten over it and moved on with my life for that matter.
This is great news. We have to many pre-season games as it is. Get to the regular season already! As for the Oscars: who gives a shit? I haven't payed attention to that crap since Saving Private Ryan lost to shakespeare in love........or gotten over it and moved on with my life for that matter.
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10:25AM on 08/26/2010
either way....still won't watch either of those programs
either way....still won't watch either of those programs
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10:23AM on 08/26/2010
Actually, the NFL is looking at eliminating some of the preseason games which doesn't mean that schedule would extend two extra weeks, but rather it could start two weeks earlier.
Actually, the NFL is looking at eliminating some of the preseason games which doesn't mean that schedule would extend two extra weeks, but rather it could start two weeks earlier.
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