T-minus 340 days and counting… Nominations announced on January 25th. Details via IndieWire:
The 83rd annual ceremony will take place on the last Sunday in February, which just happens to fall on February 27th, 2011.
The Academy had held the Oscars in late March or even early April for decades until the 2004 ceremony, when the ceremony moved to February. This year, the ceremony moved to March 7th so it wouldn‚Äôt conflict with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Despite the move to February, many in the industry complained of ‚Äúawards fatigue‚Äù although awards season is considerably shorter than it was in its pre-2004 incarnation.
Key Oscar dates after the cut.
Additionally announced key dates for the Academy Awards are listed below:
Saturday, November 13, 2010:
Governors Awards presentation
Wednesday, December 1, 2010:
Official Screen Credits forms due
Monday, December 27, 2010:
Nominations ballots mailed
Friday, January 14, 2011:
Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT
Tuesday, January 25, 2011:
Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Wednesday, February 2, 2011:
Final ballots mailed
Monday, February 7, 2011:
Saturday, February 12, 2011:
Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Tuesday, February 22, 2011:
Final polls close 5 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 27, 2011:
83rd Annual Academy Awards presentation