Friday, May 24, 2024

Oscars Choose Mid March Date for 2023 as ABC Clearly Wants It Out of Feb Sweeps


The 95th Academy Awards are coming next March.

The Oscars are not returning to the last Sunday in February, however. With lower ratings the show has been clearly moved by ABC out of February sweeps.

The new date is Sunday, March 12th, two weeks earlier than the recent show on March 27th but also two weeks later than the old date.

The Oscar year will still end on December 31st.

Meantime, everyone at all the Oscar prognostication sites is choosing the wrong film, sight unseen, as winner of Best Picture now. And the host? If it’s not Chris Rock, people will be disappointed!


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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