The Oscars are going to be a little later next year.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday the dates for the next two years' ceremonies — March 2, 2014, and Feb. 22, 2015.
With the shift, the 2014 awards season calendar is shaping up to be an unusual one, with a frenetic January full of guild awards and then a long lull until the Oscar telecast in March. (The show was Feb. 24 this year.)
On the bright side, the later award date does give voters more time to see all the contending films.
Next February poses some thorny scheduling challenges for awards season planners, mainly the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, taking place Feb. 7-23. Another key live-TV event, the 2014 Super Bowl, is scheduled for Feb. 2.