Sat. Sep 21st, 2019

2020 Oscars: Key Dates and Deadlines

As we enter the fall festivals and the beginning of the 2019/2020 awards season it’s important to remember that 92nd Academy Awards are going to be two weeks earlier than normal. Between the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the Grammys and national holidays, the Oscars have been thrown into a yo-yo of air dates. The 91st Academy Awards were held on February 24, 2019 with the nominations announcement on January 22.

2019/2020 Awards Calendar

The 92nd Academy Awards are going to be two weeks earlier than normal. Between the Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays, the Oscars have been thrown into a yo-yo of air dates. 2021 and 2022 will bounce back to late February.

The Governors Awards, usually in November, are getting a late October berth.

The upcoming Oscar show dates are as follows:

92nd Academy Awards
Sunday, February 9, 2020

93rd Academy Awards
Sunday, February 28, 2021

94th Academy Awards
Sunday, February 27, 2022

Academy key dates and deadlines for the 2019/2020 awards season are:

Governors Awards
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Preliminary Voting Begins
Friday, December 6, 2019

Preliminary Voting Ends
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Nominations Voting Begins
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Nominations Voting Ends
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Oscar Nominations Announcement
Monday, January 13, 2020

Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Monday, January 27, 2020

Final Voting Begins
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Final Voting Ends
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

92nd Academy Awards
Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards, which are not specific to a single awards year, have moved to June 2020. Key dates for those are as follows:

Submissions Open
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Submission Deadline
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Similar Technology Open
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Similar Technology Deadline
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation
Saturday, June 20, 2020

The Oscars ceremony will broadcast live at 5pm PT/ 8pm ET on the ABC Television Network and globally in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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