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No January move for 2012 Oscars

The Oscar ceremony will not be moving to January in 2012, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Wednesday [13], though a move is still a possibility in subsequent years.

The Academy has been considering moving the ceremony from February into January to get a jump on other award ceremonies and boost TV ratings. But the organisation’s board voted on Tuesday [12] not to make the move in 2012. (The 2011 ceremony is set for February 27.)

A statement from the Academy said the board “has determined that the date of the 84th Academy Awards in 2012 will not be significantly earlier than the now-traditional last Sunday in February. A different date still remains a possibility in subsequent years, and the Academy’s staff and Board will continue to evaluate the advantages and challenges associated with such a change.”

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