Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Oscars: 2014 Awards Season Turning Into a Mini-War to be First


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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