Oscars may return to Monday in 2013

If NFL adds games to regular season, events could overlap

If the NFL adds two games to its regular season, as some expect it will, the Academy Awards may have to get moved back to a Monday.

The annual highlight of the Hollywood schedule used to take place on Mondays until 1999 when it was moved to Sundays.

An expansion by the football league from 16 to 18 games starting with the 2012-2013 is pretty much a done deal, and the season is likely to simply get pushed later into February, according to Variety. "It's obviously something we're keeping a close eye on," Bruce Davis, executive director for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences told the paper, adding it will explore various options.