Likely to not compete with the Olympics closing ceremonies, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that the Oscars will be broadcasted March 2, 2014. Nominations will be moved up by a week when they are announced on January 16, 2014.
In 2015, Oscar will be back in February. There is still no word on whether they will be having their Best Picture nominees go back to five films. In 2009, AMPAS expanded their Best Picture nominees to ten and then two years later, created a sliding scale in which any number of films ranging from five to ten can be nominated. Some in the industry have speculated that this could be a possibility moving forward but no word has been confirmed yet.
Check out the full timeline and press release after the jump.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 86th and 87th Oscar® presentations. The 86th and 87th Academy Awards® will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, and February 22, 2015, respectively.
Key dates for the Awards season are:
Saturday, November 16, 2013: The Governors Awards Monday, December 2, 2013: Official Screen Credits due Friday, December 27, 2013: Nominations voting begins Wednesday, January 8, 2014: Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT Thursday, January 16, 2014: Oscar nominations announced Monday, February 10, 2014: Nominees Luncheon Friday, February 14, 2014: Final voting begins Saturday, February 15, 2014: Scientific and Technical Awards Tuesday, February 25, 2014: Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014: 86th Academy Awards Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015: 87th Academy Awards
The 86th and 87th Academy Awards ceremonies will be held at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.
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