Academy Backs Off Earlier Oscar Dates in 2021, 2022

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The Academy confirms that its next awards ceremony will, however, air on its earliest-ever date of Feb. 9.

The Academy on Tuesday announced the dates for the 2021 and 2022 Oscars. The awards show is moving back to a later date in February, with 2021's ceremony set to take place Feb. 28 and 2022's on Feb. 27.

The organization confirmed that its next awards ceremony will, however, air on its earliest-ever date of Feb. 9, 2020.

A press release from the Academy and ABC stated that the timing of the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays will keep the Oscars' 2021 and 2022 dates on the last Sunday in February. Dates for future years will continue to be evaluated.

The Academy's announcement also included key dates for this year's Oscars season. See them below.

Governors Awards — Sunday, Oct. 27
Preliminary Voting Begins — Friday, Dec. 6
Preliminary Voting Ends — Tuesday, Dec. 10
Nominations Voting Begins — Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020
Nominations Voting Ends — Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
Oscar Nominations Announcement — Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
Oscar Nominees Luncheon — Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
Finals Voting Begins — Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
Finals Voting Ends — Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
92nd Oscars — Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020