It is hard to believe but last week Sid Ganis, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, announced some of the key dates for the 79th Academy Awards®. They are moving the schedule back next year. The presentations are scheduled for Sunday, February 25, 2007. The telecast will again originate from the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center® in Hollywood and broadcast on ABC.
The announced key dates:
Friday, December 1, 2006: Official Screen Credits Forms Due.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006: Nominations ballots mailed.
Saturday, January 13, 2007: Nominations polls close 5 p.m., PST.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m., PST.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007: Final ballots mailed.
Monday, February 5, 2007: Nominees Luncheon.
Saturday, February 10, 2007: Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007: Final polls close 5 p.m., PST.
Sunday, February 25, 2007: 79th Annual Academy Awards Presentation.
I will post other dates, such as the deadline for the Best Foreign Film, when they become available.