The Oscars for 2006 have been moved by 1 week, to 5 March, in order to avoid clashing with the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences felt that the clash between the Olympic closing ceremony and the Oscars should be avoided. Academy President, Frank Pierson, said :
"It didn't seem fair to make (TV) viewers have to choose between these two special events.."
In another shifting of dates, the 21 December budget meeting for the Turin Olympics has been postponed.