Oscars Pushed To March 2014


BEVERLY HILLS—It looks like the awards season will extend until March in 2014.  The Academyof Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday, March 25 that the 86th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 2, 2014.  The ceremony will be televised live on ABC.

This is not something new for the Academy as March has been the staple month for the Academy Awards for decades.  There were a few occasions in the 2000s where the ceremony took place in March (2006, 2010).

The Academy also announced that the 87th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 22, 2015.    Other important key dates are listed below:

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

Both the 86th and 87th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

By LaDale Anderson