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Oscar Dates, Unveiled Today, Reveal a Return to Tradition

Jun 11, 2019  •  Post A Comment

ABC and the Motion Picture Academy announced the dates for the 2021 and 2022 Oscar ceremonies, and the announcement reveals that the strategic shift for 2020 — when the Oscars will be held on Feb. 9, the ceremony’s earliest date ever — will be a short-lived one.

For 2021 and 2022 the dates have been pushed back to something more closely resembling the traditional schedule, with both ceremonies to take place in late February. The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, with the 94th Oscars scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022.

The 2021 date was announced back in 2017, but the shift of the 2020 ceremony to early February — a move that created some anxiety in Hollywood about a tight awards season — was followed by speculation that the 2021 ceremony might also be moved to an earlier date.

In announcing the dates for 2021 and 2022, the academy cited the timing of the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays as factors in the scheduling, noting that the academy and ABC continue to evaluate the schedule for future years.

The academy also released the full calendar for the 2019/2020 awards season — click here for all the dates.

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