After so many meditations,
The Ceremonies are scheduled on a Sunday, since they usually take place during Lent. Unlike St. Patrick's Day when the Irish seem to think they are holier than the Church - the Academy is reluctant to break the Lenten fast - hence the schedule for the Awards is always set for Sunday evening - allowing not only for everyone to get to Mass that day - but to break their fast in good conscience and enjoy some champagne and chocolates.
Photos: Notice how the statues are covered until the the ceremonies - such a very Catholic thing to do. Although it should be noted that the champagne fountains are never emptied and filled with sand, as is done in liberal Michigan Catholic churches during Lent.