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Academy to make Oscar nomination announcements sooner

September 18, 2012|By Susan King
  • Oscar nomination day is moving from Jan. 15 to Jan. 10.
Oscar nomination day is moving from Jan. 15 to Jan. 10. (Los Angeles Times )

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that it is moving ahead the Oscar nomination day from Jan. 15 to Jan. 10 to provide its members and public a longer time to view the nominated films. The Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre and air live on ABC.

Because of the date change, there may be some scrambling by the Directors Guild of America, Cinema Audio Society and American Cinema Editors.  All three of those groups had previously selected Jan. 10 as the nomination date for their awards.

The academy also announced that for the first time its members can vote electronically thanks to an electronic voting process it has been developing together with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Everyone Counts.

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Other key Oscar dates announced Tuesday included

Dec. 1: Governors Awards presentation

Dec. 17: Nomination voting begins

Jan. 3: Nomination voting ends

Feb. 4: Nominees luncheon

Feb. 8: Final voting begins

Feb. 9: Scientific and technical awards presentation

Feb. 19: Final voting ends at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

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