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UPDATE Grammy Awards Furious Oscars Ambushed Them on Traditional Date: “It was a very disrespectful move on their part”


UPDATE: Says Grammy NARAS insider “It was a very disrespectful move on their part,” says NARAS will have to decide what’s best.

EARLIER: It’s music vs. movies. Who will win?

The Academy Awards announced today it’s taking February 9th as its date for the 2020 Oscars. That moves the Oscars up two weeks than its usual time. The show is broadcast by ABC.

Over at CBS they can’t be happy. That Sunday is traditionally the night for the Grammy Awards. This last year the Grammys moved up to January 26th because of the Olympics. But for 2019 the Grammys are right back on their regular Sunday, two weeks before the Oscars.

Insofar as scheduling locally in Los Angeles, there aren’t going to be two major awards gatherings on the same night. The Grammys have been ambushed, frankly. Do they move up a week? That would be Super Bowl Sunday. Do they switch with the Oscars and go two weeks later? Or back into January?

Stay tuned. Jack Sussman and Les Moonves from CBS won’t be too happy with this Oscar news.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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