Monday, March 25, 2013

2014 and 2015 Oscar Dates

With the Winter Olympics coming this year, and the Sundays in Februrary quickly evaporated, many wondered if the Academy would use this opportunity to act on an idea that had been bounced around a lot: moving the Oscars up to January, so that they are not so inevitable. I always thought that was a horrible idea, because it meant that films really would need to be released by November really, in order to make any dent. Late releases and classic Christmas releases would simply be screwed. Well, at least for two years, we will not have to deal with that, as the Academy has announced that next year's ceremony will be on Sunday, March 2nd. In 2015, they have already tenatively moved back to the last Sunday in February, the 22nd. For this year's ceremony this is the timeline:

Saturday, November 16, 2013: The Governors Awards
Monday, December 2, 2013: Official Screen Credits due
Friday, December 27, 2013: Nominations voting begins
Wednesday, January 8, 2014: Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Thursday, January 16, 2014: Oscar nominations announced
Monday, February 10, 2014: Nominees Luncheon
Friday, February 14, 2014: Final voting begins
Saturday, February 15, 2014: Scientific and Technical Awards
Tuesday, February 25, 2014: Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014: 86th Academy Awards
Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015: 87th Academy Awards

The question will now be, how will the PGA and DGA fall in line? My guess is that this year, with more time, they will fall back into their similar pattern and there will not be a Ben Affleck-esque snub. As always, we'll have to wait and see.

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