Academy sets dates for 85th Oscars, nominations to be announced January 10th


With the glut of early fall festivals having now ended, we can offically say that fall movie season and more importantly Oscar season is now upon us. Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced key dates for the 85th Oscars, including announcing that nominations will be announced on January 10th, five days earlier than was previously announced. The Academy has also confirmed that electronic voting will become available this year. The telecast will be held on February 24, 2013. Check out the full list of dates after the jump!

Friday, November 30, 2012:         Official Screen Credits due
Saturday, December 1, 2012:         Governors Awards presentation
Monday, December 17, 2012:         Nominations voting begins
Thursday, January 3, 2013:         Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Thursday, January 10, 2013:         Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Monday, February 4, 2013:         Nominees Luncheon
Friday, February 8, 2013:         Final voting begins
Saturday, February 9, 2013:         Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Tuesday, February 19, 2013:         Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 24, 2013:         85th Academy Awards presentation

  • Michael Ward

    Maybe I am overreaching here, but this seems like a huge shiv in the side to the HFPA and the Golden Globes. Sure, their nominations will be out and perhaps retain some influence, but the Oscar nods prior to their ceremony essentially renders the Globes’ movie awards much less influential and important it seems.

    Still mulling over that extended voting time as well…

  • Steve

    I don’t think the Golden Globes mattered that much to begin with. The HFPA proved that with nominating garbage like Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist by saying they cared more about getting the stars to show up rathering than awarding by performance/merit.

  • @Steve, I don’t think that that was what Clayton meant. The HFPA has always, always been iffy with their winners and nominations. And I literally mean always. The “Tourist” incident was not the first time. And by the way Alice in Wonderland is a multiple Oscar winner film. So one would assume that their support even if unnecessary was foreshadowing to the Academy’s own opinions.

    Anyways, I completely agree Clayton. Even though the Golden Globes was sort of viewed has this huge precursor, I actually think in recent years that have tried really hard to distance themselves as much as possible from the Oscars. The have awarded movies like Atonement, Avatar and The Social Network, BP over No Country, The Hurt Locker, and The King’s Speech. But again, it is interesting to see what this will do to the actuality of the race. And the most important question is what are they going to brand themselves as?

    • I mean Michael lol I don’t know why I called you Clayton.