Academy Reveals Key Dates for 89th Oscars

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This season, the nominating process won't begin until Jan. 5.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced its timetable for the 89th Academy Awards, and this season, Academy voters will have a little more time to consider the year-end rush of films before marking up their nominations ballots.

The Oscars themselves will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, comparable to the same Sunday on which the 88th Academy Awards were held this year.

But the nominations process is moving back on the calendar. Nomination voting will begin on Thursday, Jan. 5, six days later on the calendar than was the case last year when the nomination balloting opened on Dec. 30.

Nomination voting will close on Friday, Jan. 13 — last season, the nomination voting closed on Jan. 8. And nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24 — last season, nominations were announced on Jan. 14.

The final voting, however, will proceed much as it did last season. Final voting will open on Monday, Feb. 13, and close on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Other significant dates include those of the Governors Awards, set for Nov. 12; the Oscar Nominees Luncheon, which will be held Feb. 6; and the Scientific and Technical Awards, which will take place Feb. 11.

The key dates are as follows:

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 — Governors Awards
Thursday
, Jan. 5, 2017 — Nominations voting opens
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 — Nominations voting closes
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 — Oscar Nominations Announcement
Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 — Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 — Scientific and Technical Awards
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 — Final voting opens
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 — Final voting closes
Oscar Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 — 89th Academy Awards 

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