Today, the Motion Picture Academy announced the timeline for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2006, beginning at 5 PM Pacific Time/8 PM Eastern.
The traditional red carpet arrivals pre-show that precedes the Oscar telecast will start at 4:30 PM Pacific/7:30 PM Easten on Oscar Sunday 2006, and the telecast will again originate from the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.
Key dates currently scheduled are:
Thursday, December 29, 2005:
Nominations ballots mailed.
Saturday, January 21, 2006:
Nominations polls close, 5 PM PST
Tuesday, January 31, 2006:
Nominations announced 5:30 AM PST, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills
Wednesday, February 8, 2006:
Final ballots mailed
Monday, February 13, 2006
Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
Saturday, February 18, 2006:
Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner, location TBD
Tuesday, February 28, 2006:
Final polls close, 5 PM PST
Sunday, March 5, 2006:
78th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, Kodak Theatre in Hollywood