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Academy Announces Date Change for 94th Oscars

Ceremony moves to March 27, 2022; film eligibility window returns to standard December 31 deadline, though requirements remain unchanged from 2021 awards.

LOS ANGELES The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 94th Oscars ceremony will move to Sunday, March 27, 2022.  The show, which will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, was originally scheduled for February 27, 2022.

The eligibility period for Academy Awards consideration will return to the standard December 31 deadline: a feature film must have a qualifying release date between March 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.  This year, which is still impacted by the pandemic, eligibility requirements for the 94th Academy Awards will be consistent with the addendums made for the 93rd Awards season and can be found here

Complete 94th Awards rules and specialty category submission deadlines will be announced in June.  Following this year, the Academy intends to expand the qualifying requirements for the 95th Awards.

  • Academy key dates for the 2021 Oscar season are as follows:
  • General entry categories submission deadline - Monday, November 15, 2021
  • Preliminary voting begins 9 a.m. PT Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Preliminary voting ends 5 p.m. PT Wednesday, December 15, 2021
  • Oscar Shortlists Announcement - Tuesday, December 21, 2021
  • Eligibility period ends Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Governors Awards - Saturday, January 15, 2022
  • Nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PT Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • Oscar Nominations Announcement - Tuesday, February 8, 2022
  • Oscar Nominees Luncheon - Monday, March 7, 2022
  • Finals voting begins 9 a.m. PT Thursday, March 17, 2022
  • Finals voting ends 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  • 94th Oscars- Sunday, March 27, 2022

All dates for the 94th Academy Awards are subject to change.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences