Organizers ponder earlier Oscar date
Ceremony could be held as early as Jan. beginning in 2012Academy Awards organizers are talking about moving up the date of the show, possibly as early as January.
At a Tuesday meeting, the academy's board of governors discussed the idea of holding the Oscars earlier. Most recent shows have been held in late February.
A statement Wednesday by the academy said the earliest any date change could take effect would be for the Oscars in 2012. A firm date of Feb. 27 already has been set for next year's 83rd Oscars.
The academy statement said the idea is "being explored as a possibility."
For many years, the Oscars were held in late March but were moved to February to shorten what many consider a prolonged Hollywood awards season.