October 8, 2008

Oscars to Feature Movie Ads

Here is an interesting little tidbit, ComingSoon.net is reporting that for the first time ever, the 2009 Oscar telecast will feature commercials for movies. Funny, I cannot say I ever noticed no movie ads during the program.

It would seem that the Oscar show is already one big long commercial for movies, as well as a potentially unhealthy dose of backslapping as they recognize their own. Now, I won't lie, I like the Oscars. They are my favorite awards show of the year and I am sure to watch (the only others I like are the Golden Globes and the Primetime Emmy's).

The appearance of these commercials do not come without their rules. None of the commercials can be for nominated films, none of the films can be in theaters yet, and this must be their first showing. On top of that, each distributor will only get one slot. Hopefully, they will make them count.

This isn't really big or important news, but it is interesting having never realized they weren't there all along. On February 22, 2009 we will get a first look at something.


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