Olympics 2010If this year's Oscar race were a little more exciting, I wouldn't mind that the awards show itself has been pushed back two weeks to avoid competing with the Vancouver Olympics. Without the Games, 2010 Oscars would be handed out this Sunday. But you tell me, how would ABC's Oscar ratings fare on the night when NBC will be showing bobsled, figure skating and men's hockey?

No, the Academy had to get off the Feb. 21 date. But given how this year's Oscar race has shaken out, they would have done better to move the show earlier, not later. Granted, they would have had to move the date way earlier. The Sunday before the Olympics opening ceremony was Super Bowl Sunday, an event that Oscars could never touch, even if both John Wayne and Clint Eastwood showed up simultaneously.
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