The decision of OSCARS bosses to shift the ceremony from March to February has prompted a number of other awards shows to move their dates as well.

Next year's (04) Academy Awards will take place on 29 February (04) - a date it's unlikely to repeat again as it's on a leap year day and the ceremony is traditionally held on Sundays.

Among the ceremonies making a big shift in dates are the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, which take place on 16 November (03), making a big jump from its last date of 13 January (03).

The BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS (BAFTA) has been moved forward three weeks from its 23 February date this year (03) to 8 February (04), while the Screen Actors Guild AWARDS will shift to 22 February (04) from its usual early March showing.