CBS must be steamed that the Oscars are taking over the Grammys' traditional date
The Grammy Awards ceremony is usually broadcast one week after the Super Bowl, but the Film Academy announced today that it will take over the Sunday after the Super Bowl in 2020. (The Grammys are moved to January in Winter Olympics years. And the Grammys aired on a Monday, eight days after the Super Bowl, in 2016 to take advantage of Presidents' Day.) The Oscars have traditionally aired on the last Sunday of February, but the Oscars moving to the week after the Super Bowl means there will be back-to-back Sundays of massive TV events. "The Grammys have been ambushed, frankly," says Roger Friedman. "Do they move up a week? That would be Super Bowl Sunday. Do they switch with the Oscars and go two weeks later? Or back into January?" ALSO: The last time the Oscars moved to an earlier date -- from late March to late February, in 2004 -- all the other award shows leap-frogged to earlier dates as well.
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