The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced key dates for 84th Academy Awards with the Oscarfest set for Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theater.

Nominations will be announced Jan. 24 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, with nomination ballots due Feb. 21.

The nominees luncheon will be held Feb. 6, while the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation is set for Feb. 11.

There had been reports early last year that the Academy was considering moving up the date of the Oscars from the end of February to sometime in January, but the Academy has decided to leave the ceremony in February for 2012.