The 78th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2006, and it will start on the hour Ã¢â‚¬â€ 5 p.m. straight up on the West Coast, 8 p.m. on the East.
The traditional red carpet arrivals pre-show that precedes the Oscar telecast will start at 4:30 p.m. on Oscar Sunday 2006.
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:
Ã‚Â» Nominations ballots mailed.
Saturday, January 21, 2006:
Ã‚Â» Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PST.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006:
Ã‚Â» Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PST, Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Wednesday, February 8, 2006:
Ã‚Â» Final ballots mailed.
Monday, February 13, 2006:
Ã‚Â» Nominees Luncheon (Beverly Hilton Hotel)
Saturday, February 18, 2006:
Ã‚Â» Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner
Tuesday, February 28, 2006:
Ã‚Â» Final polls close 5 p.m. PST.
Sunday, March 5, 2006:
Ã‚Â» 78th Annual Academy Awards Presentation