The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has set the Sunday, March 27 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® as the date for the 94th annual Academy Awards, with nominations set to be revealed on Tuesday, February 8. The date is a month earlier than last month’s April 25 show but is a month later than previous pre-2020 celebrations. The 94th annual Academy Awards was initially scheduled for February 27, 2022.

The eligibility period for Academy Awards® consideration will return to the standard December 31 deadline, which was extended for the 2019 film season to February 28 for a 14-month Oscar year rather than the usual calendar year that has been in effect since 1934. This year, in which the film industry is still feeling the impact of the pandemic, eligibility requirements for the 94th Academy Awards will be consistent with the addendums made for the 93rd Awards season and can be found here

More Dates To Be Announced

The complete 94th Awards rules and specialty category submission deadlines will be announced in June. Following this year, the Academy intends to expand the qualifying requirements for the 95th Awards.

Academy key dates for the 2021 Oscar® season are as follows:

General entry categories submission deadlineMonday, November 15, 2021
Preliminary voting begins 9 a.m. PTFriday, December 10, 2021
Preliminary voting ends 5 p.m. PTWednesday, December 15, 2021
Oscar Shortlists Announcement Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Eligibility period ends Friday, December 31, 2021
Governors AwardsSaturday, January 15, 2022
Nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PTThursday, January 27, 2022
Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Oscar Nominations Announcement Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Oscar Nominees LuncheonMonday, March 7, 2022
Finals voting begins 9 a.m. PTThursday, March 17, 2022
Finals voting ends 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, March 22, 2022
94th OscarsSunday, March 27, 2022

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