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How About Oscar Ceremony Back in Spring?

Jean Dujardin Perhaps I'm the only person on the planet who thinks that the Academy Awards ceremony should once again be held in late March or early April. I believe that would have several advantages. (Photo: Richard D. Salyer / ©A.M.P.A.S.) For instance, the Oscars would no longer be just one more awards ceremony during the frenzied awards season; instead, it would have its own slot, far apart from the "lesser" ceremonies preceding it. Just as importantly, by having the Oscars stand apart from awards-season madness, favorites could lose their momentum weeks before Oscar ballots would be due (whether by mail or via online voting) — which theoretically might mean more frequent surprises. And finally, a later date would give Academy members more time to watch, consider, rewatch, reconsider the usual 35-45 nominated movies — or any of each year's 250+ eligible movies, as an Oscar ceremony in the spring

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