Academy Sets Dates for Next Three Oscars

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Underlining its long-range thinking, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Thursday announced airdates for the next three Oscar ceremonies: Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016; Feb. 26, 2017; and March 4, 2018.

This answers questions such as whether Oscars will return to Monday nights or shift its calendar dates to earlier in the year. The announcement also signals to the other awards events to set their own dates and venues.

All the Oscar ceremonies, as usual, will air live on ABC and in multiple countries around the world.

The three-year plan is unusual; on April 17 last year, the Acad unveiled its dates for the 87th Oscars, but nothing beyond.

This is another sign of the org’s sense of continuity. Several years ago, the Acad signed Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce three Oscar shows to both avoid the year-to-year mindset of finding a new producer for each show and to give the producers a chance to build on their learning. Zadan and Meron produced the 2013-15 rites, announcing that they will not return next year.

AMPAS moved the ceremonies a month earlier for the 76th awards, held Feb. 29, 2004. Ever since then, there has been occasional speculation that the rites could move again. That may eventually happen, but it clearly won’t occur before 2019. The dates are consistent with the pattern for the past decade; the 2018 Oscars are a week later than usual, because every four years, the Academy delays things to avoid the Winter Olympics.

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  1. Albert Royster says:

    Where will the 2017 Oscars be held? What city?
    Send ticket information/ invitation.

  2. Edward Lozzi says:

    Academy Haters ! STOP IT ! It’s the ultimate award we have for our industry- Its a mega show with millions watching worldwide. Never going away- so let’s fix it- getting rid of the current Academy President should be number one priority- yes the young lady who insults numerous families by leaving out star Academy members who died – (the Memorial segment). Edward Lozzi, President, Edward Lozzi & Associates Public Relations

  3. Atomic Fury says:

    Ooh, great! Now I know which days not to see the Oscars – even by accident.

  4. srvwp2013 says:

    Why can’t the OSCARS just go out of business!? People don’t care about them any longer. The ratings for the immediate past OSCARS were a repudiation of the event. When will the Industry learn that it is no longer viable, no longer wanted, no longer a part of civilization and society. Actors and Actresses are just hangers on with no education, no ambition, no creativity, no imagination, no ethical or moral sense. Everything has a time to die and the Entertainment Industry is well past its expiration date as it sits rotting in our society.

  5. Gabe says:

    this helps alot

  6. Tom says:

    I was hoping the academy would move the show back to march to allow more time for voters and members to watch the films

  7. The Kingslayer says:

    The Academy has no credibility left. The snubs and omissions from the last Oscars were egregious.

    Until there is a major shift and change within the Academy I could not care less about any future Oscars. Get rid of the old white members and bring in some young, fresh, diverse people!!!

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