Awards season is over, and yet it’s beginning again very quickly. This past year the Academy jumped ahead of the Golden Globes and announced its nominations a week early– on January 10th. Now every group wants to be first, which means January 2014 is going to be a free for all, or a mini war. Today the Directors Guild moved up to January 25th, 2014. The Screen Actors Guild already went with January 18th. That would push the Golden Globes up to January 11th, and the Critics Choice Awards to January 9th. Yikes!
So where does that leave the Oscars? They can’t go the week after the DGA– that’s Super Bowl Sunday. And the week after that is traditionally the Grammy Awards. Usually there’s a week in between the Grammys and the Oscars. But who knows? The Academy could push up by one week, or why wait at all? Why not give the Oscars out on New Year’s Day? (Just kidding.) Or, as the movies are released. (Really kidding.) I guess we’ll know soon.
But frankly, waiting a little bit for the Oscars isn’t such a bad thing. This year the movies made a lot of money in the huild up. And the whole thing paid off for everyone. I’d leave the Oscars where they are. They’re the only awards show in the movie biz that count anyway.