The snowball starts rolling down the mountain next week.

  • Tuesday, December 27, 2011: Nominations ballots mailed
  • Friday, January 13, 2012: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2012: Final ballots mailed
  • Monday, February 6, 2012: Nominees Luncheon
  • Saturday, February 11, 2012: Scientific & Technical Awards presentation
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012: Final polls close 5 p.m. PT
  • Sunday, February 26, 2012: 84th Academy Awards presentation