Key Dates Announced for 82nd Academy Awards

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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, Academy President Sid Ganis announced today.

The ceremony will again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland CenterĀ® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Key dates currently scheduled are:

* Tuesday, December 1, 2009: Official Screen Credits forms due

* Monday, December 28, 2009: Nominations ballots mailed

* Saturday, January 23, 2010: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT

* Tuesday, February 2, 2010: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater

* Wednesday, February 10, 2010: Final ballots mailed

* Monday, February 15, 2010: Nominees Luncheon

* Saturday, February 20, 2010: Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards presentation

* Tuesday, March 2, 2010: Final polls close 5 p.m. PT

* Sunday, March 7, 2010: 82nd Annual Academy Awards presentation