Oscar Nominations Date Moved! Check Out New Key Dates for 85th Annual Academy Awards 


So, the Academy has announced important key dates for the upcoming 85th Annual Academy Awards. Most notable is the change of the nominations date which will now be five days earlier on Thursday, January 10th.

The reason? According to our friends at indiewire, the Academy said, "In an effort to provide members and the public a longer period of time to see the nominated films, the Academy will reveal the 85th Academy Awards nominations on January 10, five days earlier than previously announced."

So you have five extra days to watch the films to vote! Speaking of voting, this awards season marks the first time the voting members will be able to vote electronically! How 21st Century!

Here's the complete list of key dates:

Friday, November 30, 2012:
Official Screen Credits due

Saturday, December 1, 2012:
Governors Awards presentation

Monday, December 17, 2012:
Nominations voting begins

Thursday, January 3, 2013:
Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT

Thursday, January 10, 2013:
Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Monday, February 4, 2013:
Nominees Luncheon

Friday, February 8, 2013:
Final voting begins

Saturday, February 9, 2013:
Scientific and Technical Awards presentation

Tuesday, February 19, 2013:
Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT

Sunday, February 24, 2013:
85th Academy Awards presentation

And as always, the Oscars will be held live at The Dolby Theatre (previously known as the Kodak Theatre) and will be televised on ABC.

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