– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s currently the wonderful Oscar season in Hollywood, with films like The Shape of Water, The Disaster Artist, and Lady Bird awing audiences and critics alike.

And of course, a couple months after this season of critical darlings, we will get the awards ceremony that film fans around the world are waiting for: The Academy Awards — or perhaps more commonly known as The Oscars.

In a new trailer teasing the ceremony, ABC reveals that the ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST on the network. This is roughly a week or so later than this past year’s February 24 date, and is 30 minutes earlier. While the change in week is no big deal, some viewers may be excited to hear about the minor time shift.

In the past, The Oscars has received a lot of criticism for its inflated, three-hour-plus runtime. While we doubt they’ll be addressing that, at the very least, it seems to be making the right move in starting it a half hour earlier. In doing this, they’ll at least ensure that poor east coast viewers won’t be staying up too late.

Jimmy Kimmel will be returning to host the show.

What do you think of this time difference? Should they have gone even further with that? Are you looking forward to the ceremony itself? Let us know down below!

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  • Kratos

    four hours of nonstop Trump bashing by an audience full of multi millionaire socialist hypocrites Who live in gated communities protected by armed guards who think they know how to run my life better than I do. No thanks.

    • Moby85

      I had written “right-wing bashing” a moment ago then deleted it to focus on other things the academy does wrong. Thanks for filling in the gaps.

      • Kratos


  • Moby85

    I haven’t watched the Oscars in a couple years and I won’t this year. It’s become an excuse for Hollywood to pat themselves on the back while being overtly political. They’re an awards show. Celebrates Hollywood’s past, give the award to the best person or film in a given category, and don’t act self-righteous. I doubt they’ll ever go back to that but it’s the only way I’d tune in.

  • J-man The Great

    Fours hours of boring TV…no thanks.

  • Derek NOLA

    well at least the justice department will have a great venue to arrest a bunch of pedophiles and rapist and not have to work too hard.. that is if they dont arrest them at the Golden Globes first

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.