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Wouldn’t it be better for the Academy if Oscars were still at the end of March

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  • RobertPius
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    You’d have a whole month more of publicity for the awards and the film industry itself.

    (to say nothing for Oscar forums—It makes me sad that the lead GD stories are now soap operas and Daytime Emmy stuff. I’d like to still be predicting and discussing last years films)  

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    Sasha
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    Oh god yes! I miss the days when Oscars were at the end of March. Good ol’ times!

    Voters (or their maids) would have much more time to actually see nominated movies and maybe we wouldn’t be stuck with the same winners we alread saw at GGs, SAGs, WGAs, DGAs, BAFTAs, etc.

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    Tonbone
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    I say the less campaigning the better. My ideal system is one where the academy watch all the movies without any campaiging from anyone and they know nothing about any of the movie stars. They just vote based on the quality of the movies and the performances I am sick of all this campaigning shit.

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    It could be better, or it would be redudant again. All the other awards ceremonies would just push their dates closer to the Oscars, so there would still be this domino effect of repeat winners (though at least this year, we had a few surprises). I think social media, Twitter and Yahoo! headlines has ended much of the suspense for these envelopes vs. the days before the internet had such a strong influence.

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    babypook
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    I say the less campaigning the better. My ideal system is one where the academy watch all the movies without any campaiging from anyone and they know nothing about any of the movie stars. They just vote based on the quality of the movies and the performances I am sick of all this campaigning shit.

    Well, we could try to shut them all up in a time capsule or a jail cell and deny them any access to their family and friends, print materials, television, computors,  telephones, radios, and so on, and force the voters to watch every single film. Plus, we’d need security to make sure no notes are being slipped onto their dinner plates.

    Also we’d need to brainwash them (further) by telling them what is ‘quality’ and what is not, which perf qualifies as stellar and which are simply average….

    Cast and crew must then be separated, not being able to work together as a team, as that would certainly prejudice the voting system. I’m not sure blindfolds would help here, but it’s an option to consider.

    And certainly, no monies must be spent or exchanged.

    Lol. No offense. Your concept is an interesting one, if unenforcable and practically impossible.

    Yes. End of March would be nice. 11th hour shifts are always interesting.

     

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    It could be better, or it would be redudant again. All the other awards ceremonies would just push their dates closer to the Oscars, so there would still be this domino effect of repeat winners (though at least this year, we had a few surprises). I think social media, Twitter and Yahoo! headlines has ended much of the suspense for these envelopes vs. the days before the internet had such a strong influence.

    In the days before “social media, Twitter” being big, Oscars didn’t seem particularly more suspenseful given what already won the other notable awards beforehand.

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    Jason Travis
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    [quote=”Jason_Travis”]

    It could be better, or it would be redudant again. All the other awards ceremonies would just push their dates closer to the Oscars, so there would still be this domino effect of repeat winners (though at least this year, we had a few surprises). I think social media, Twitter and Yahoo! headlines has ended much of the suspense for these envelopes vs. the days before the internet had such a strong influence.

    In the days before “social media, Twitter” being big, Oscars didn’t seem particularly more suspenseful given what already won the other notable awards beforehand.
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    I disagree. We had much more opening for upsets to happen in major categories and I think there was more room for voters to think for themselves. Would The Silence of the Lambs have won 5 Oscars if it opened so early in the year today? Not sure. Back in 1991, Hopkins was still considered a longshot against Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides). Would Marisa Tomei have upset in Best Supporting Actress today? With the way comedy is viewed, I doubt it. But this is an open ended argument.

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    Mladen Vukcevic
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    Oh, God… No. The award-giving season goes forever and there is only so much times one can listen to how good and grateful the winners are. If anyone would ask me, I would cram it all in first two weeks of January. And we would have mandatory screenings for Academy members so we would know they at least watched the movies.

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    seabel
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    It’s dangerous because there’s more time to piracy, downloading and screeners and stuff like that. With Oscars in February and movies getting released maximum on 12/31 there’s more rush for the audience to go see the movie on theaters instead of doing it on a computer.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I think that when you’re in March, you’re already too far into the next year. As it is, I think there’s enough of a build up to the end of February. It would also make any early year releases even more irrelevant. I don’t think there are any voters who don’t have time to see all the nominees, and pushing back the date would only make the average Oscar release date even later than it already was, which I already find almost unbearable.

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    AMG
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    No. We’d run out of things to discuss and analyse. I was repeating myself this year a few times too many as it was!

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