The 2009 Oscars will happen two weeks later than last year — on Sunday, March 7, 2010 rather than Sunday, February 21, 2010. So that’s two more weeks of Oscar advertising. This is a one-time delay to avoid coinciding with the Winter Olympics, which will go from 2.12 through 2.18. So why are they staging the Oscars two and a half weeks later? Why not just a week later, or Sunday, February 28? The ’08 Oscar show aired on Sunday, February 22.