Important Dates Announced for the 96th Oscars

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While it feels like awards season has just finished, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC have already announced the schedule for the 96th Annual Oscar Awards.

In a comforting return to normalcy after Covid, the Academy Awards will once again be held on the second Sunday in March. Meaning that the 96th annual awards will take place on March 10, 2024, airing live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Nominations from the Academy Awards will be announced on January 23, following the shortlist reveal a month earlier on December 21. Additionally, the annual Governors Awards will be held on November 18, and the Sci-Tech Oscars will be handed out on February 23.

Check out the full list of key dates for the 2023-24 Oscar Season below:

General entry categories submission deadline

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023

Governors Awards Thursday,

Nov. 16, 2023

Preliminary voting begins

9 a.m. PST Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023

Preliminary voting ends

5 p.m. PST Monday, Dec. 18, 2023

Oscar Shortlists Announcement

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023

Eligibility period ends

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023

Nominations voting begins

9 a.m. PST Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024

Nominations voting ends

5 p.m. PST Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024

Oscar Nominations Announcement

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024

Oscar Nominees Luncheon

Monday, Feb. 12, 2024

Finals voting begins

9 a.m. PST Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

Scientific and Technical Awards

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

Finals voting ends

5 p.m. PST Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024

96th Oscars

Sunday, March 10, 2024

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