Can you even bear to think about the 2014 Oscars yet?

Just when we thought it was safe to refrain from thinking about the golden statuettes for a while, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences sent out a release this week announcing dates for the 2014 and 2015 Oscar telecasts.

In 2014, the Oscars will take place on March 2 — a week later than 2013.

In 2015, the Oscars will be rolled back to February 22.

The Academy has settled on the later date of March in 2014 presumably to avoid a conflict with the Winter Olympics, which takes place the last three weeks of February.

Key dates for the 2013-2014 Awards season:

Saturday, November 16, 2013: The Governors Awards
Monday, December 2, 2013: Official Screen Credits due
Friday, December 27, 2013: Nominations voting begins
Wednesday, January 8, 2014: Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Thursday, January 16, 2014: Oscar nominations announced
Monday, February 10, 2014: Nominees Luncheon
Friday, February 14, 2014: Final voting begins
Saturday, February 15, 2014: Scientific and Technical Awards
Tuesday, February 25, 2014: Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014: 86th Academy Awards

The 86th and 87th Academy Awards ceremonies will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.


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