Why is Oscar night on a Sunday? It is a nightmare for us Oscar lovers here in Europe to stay up late before a workday. Why not Saturday?
Because way more people watch TV on Sundays than Saturdays. Besides, if the Oscars went too long, they'd have to compete with Saturday Night Live. They weren't always on Sundays, though. "For many years, the Oscars were on a Monday," Academy spokeswoman Leslie Unger tells me. The switch to Sunday was made in 1999.
So what about 9 of the top 10 most watched Oscar broadcasts taking place on a Monday? Unger explains, "The traffic planning and other necessary logistics are somewhat easier to execute on a Sunday." OK!
What is it about Kristen Stewart that makes me want to punch her?
—Kamelita, via Twitter