Oscar organizers ponder earlier show time - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Oscar organizers ponder earlier show time

Posted: Updated:
n this March 7, 2010 file photo, Sandra Bullock accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "The Blind Side" at the 82nd Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file) n this March 7, 2010 file photo, Sandra Bullock accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "The Blind Side" at the 82nd Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards organizers are talking about moving up the date of the show, possibly as early as January.

At a Tuesday meeting, the academy's board of governors discussed the idea of holding the Oscars earlier. Most recent shows have been held in late February.

A statement Wednesday by the academy said the earliest any date change could take effect would be for the Oscars in 2012. A firm date of Feb. 27 already has been set for next year's 83rd Oscars.

The academy statement said the idea is "being explored as a possibility."

For many years, the Oscars were held in late March but were moved to February to shorten what many consider a prolonged Hollywood awards season.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.