Over the last few years the Academy has made a number of changes here or there to try to make their awards ceremony relevant once again. Performances have come and gone, nominees have expanded, and many claims of new and improved have been shouted from the rooftops. But for the most part, the whole mess has stayed the same -- tame and not all that interesting save for the out-of-left-field shenanigans of those attending the show. The Oscars is always the Oscars because even with "wild" changes, they're bound by old-school habits and a big fear of wild cards. After all, they're not the f-bomb loving MTV Movie Awards.

But what if the change comes not IN the show, but WHEN the show is? Instead of the pomp and circumstance boiling up in March, what if they pulled it forward to January?