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Key Dates Announced for 84th Academy Awards

The 84th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today.

Press Release from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA – The 84th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today.

The ceremony will again take place at the Kodak 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 ceremony broadcast.Key dates currently scheduled are:Thursday, December 1, 2011: Official Screen Credits forms dueTuesday, December 27, 2011: Nominations ballots mailedFriday, January 13, 2012: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PTTuesday, January 24, 2012: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn TheaterWednesday, February 1, 2012: Final ballots mailedMonday, February 6, 2012: Nominees LuncheonSaturday, February 11, 2012: Scientific and Technical Awards presentationTuesday, February 21, 2012: Final polls close 5 p.m. PTSunday, February 26, 2012: 84th Academy Awards presentation

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