2010 Oscars Ceremony Scheduled

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7th 2010, Academy President Sid Ganis announced today. The ceremony will again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland CenterĀ® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.

The move to have the ceremony two weeks later than this year is believed to be due to the Winter Olympics which run mid-February.

Key dates currently scheduled are:

* Tuesday, December 1, 2009: Official Screen Credits forms due

* Monday, December 28, 2009: Nominations ballots mailed

* Saturday, January 23, 2010: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT

* Tuesday, February 2, 2010: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater

* Wednesday, February 10, 2010: Final ballots mailed

* Monday, February 15, 2010: Nominees Luncheon

* Saturday, February 20, 2010: Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards presentation

* Tuesday, March 2, 2010: Final polls close 5 p.m. PT

* Sunday, March 7, 2010: 82nd Annual Academy Awards presentation