Last year the Academy tried to rebuild interest in the Oscars by expanding the Best Picture category from five to ten films...now comes news that tonight the Academy's Board of Governors has discussed getting the jump on the Golden Globes by moving the Academy Awards up from February or March to January.
The 2011 Oscar ceremony is currently scheduled for February 27, 2011. Nominations will be announced January 25th.
(I can remember when the Oscars were in April...)
Whether the move is logistically possible, particularly as soon as January 2011, is very uncertain.