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Academy Sets Dates for Oscar Nominations, Voting

The timetable moves the nominations back to a Tuesday in late January

Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Academy announced on Thursday.

The date is later than the nominations have been for four years, and pushes the announcement of nominations until after the Golden Globe Awards. It also moves the nominations announcement back to its traditional Tuesday in late January, rather than the mid-month Thursday that had been in effect since the Academy’s Board of Governors opted for an earlier announcement in 2012.

When that change was made, it was widely interpreted as an attempt to hurt the Golden Globes by announcing Oscar nominations before the Globes took place. But members complained about not having enough time to view the large number of eligible films before nominations voting concluded.

The date was part of an array of schedule items announced on Thursday, including the period for nominations voting (Jan. 5 through Jan. 13) and for final voting (Feb. 13 through Feb. 21).

The Academy’s annual Governors Awards, which will see the presentation of several honorary Oscars, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, while the Nominees Luncheon will take place on Monday, Feb. 6 and the Scientific and Technical Awards on Feb. 11.

As was previously announced, the 89th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood & Highland Center.

The key dates, from the AMPAS press release:

Saturday, November 12, 2016 Governors Awards
Thursday, January 5, 2017 Nominations voting opens
Friday, January 13, 2017 Nominations voting closes
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Oscar Nominations Announcement
Monday, February 6, 2017 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Scientific and Technical Awards
Monday, February 13, 2017 Finals voting opens
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Finals voting closes
Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017 89th Academy Awards