The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today key dates for the 2013 Academy Award season.
The Academy is providing members and the public a longer period of time to see nominated films and to vote electronically for the 85th ceremony.
“The Academy will make several voting resources available to members during the transition, including the installation of assisted voting stations in Los Angeles, New York and London, a 24-hour telephone help line during voting periods, and paper ballots.
In the pre-Nominations phase, members will continue to vote via paper ballot in eight categories due to specialized screening schedules and processes. Those categories are Animated Feature Film, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling and Visual Effects.
The Academy Awards ceremony will be held at The Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. A 90-minute red carpet show will immediately precede the broadcast.”
The key dates are:
Friday, November 30, 2012: Official Screen Credits dueSaturday, December 1, 2012: Governors Awards presentationMonday, December 17, 2012: Nominations voting beginsThursday, January 3, 2013: Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PTThursday, January 10, 2013: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn TheaterMonday, February 4, 2013: Nominees LuncheonFriday, February 8, 2013: Final voting beginsSaturday, February 9, 2013: Scientific and Technical Awards presentationTuesday, February 19, 2013: Final voting ends 5 p.m. PTSunday, February 24, 2013: 85th Academy Awards presentation