84th Oscars Will Officially Air February 26, 2012

Oscar LogoIn news that doesn’t really surprise anyone, the Oscars will air next year in their typical slot: February 26, 2012. Granted, there had been rumors that the AMPAS Board of Governors wanted to move the show earlier in the month, or even into January, but the rumors turned out to just be rumors. Thank god, though, am I right? How terrible would it be if we were to actually award the movies just shortly after they released? Whew. Crisis averted.

Anyway, check out all the important dates below:

Thursday, December 1, 2011: Official Screen Credits forms due

Tuesday, December 27, 2011: Nominations ballots mailed

Friday, January 13, 2012: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT

Tuesday, January 24, 2012: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Wednesday, February 1, 2012: Final ballots mailed

Monday, February 6, 2012: Nominees Luncheon

Saturday, February 11, 2012: Scientific and Technical Awards presentation

Tuesday, February 21, 2011: Final polls close 5 p.m. PT

Sunday, February 26, 2012: 84th Academy Awards presentation

Source: The Wrap