Oscar Comes Early
By Brad Wieners

(Business 2.0) – Movie fans have been losing interest during the long run-up to the Oscars--one reason the TV ratings for the 2003 award ceremony were the lowest since 1974. To fight Oscar fatigue, the Academy has moved the event up to Feb. 29. ABC, which will televise the spectacle, is delighted: The ceremony will now air during network sweeps.