5 Apr – Get your calendars ready because the Academy has just set the Oscar dates for the next four years.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, 4 March 2018.
Meanwhile, the nominations for the upcoming Oscars will be announced on 23 January 2018.
As for the 91st, 92nd and 93rd Oscars presentations, they will be held on 24 February 2019, 23 February 2020 and 28 February 2021, respectively.
The March date for the 2018 Oscars is not unusual. The Academy does it every four years to avoid clashing with the Winter Olympics, which in 2018 will conclude on 25 February in South Korea.
And here are the key dates for the upcoming Oscar season:
Saturday, 11 November 2017
Friday, 5 January 2018
Nominations voting opens
Friday, 12 January 2018
Nominations voting closes
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Oscar Nominations Announcement
Monday, 5 February 2018
Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Saturday, 10 February 2018
Scientific and Technical Awards
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Finals voting opens
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Finals voting closes
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
The Oscars Concert
Sunday, 4 March 2018
This year's Oscar show producers, Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, are currently negotiating for a possible return to produce the 90th Academy Award. The Academy also seems to favour this year's host, Jimmy Kimmel, as he is the first choice to host next year's ceremony as well.
The 90th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre in Hollywood.
(Photo source: Oscars)