The Oscar ceremony will not be moving to January in 2012, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Wednesday , 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  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.”