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Academy, Producers Pick Award Dates

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 25, 2010 at 7:47AM

The 2011 awards season is coming into focus.
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The 2011 awards season is coming into focus.

The Academy is returning to an earlier date for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards: February 27, 2011. As usual, the ceremony will happen at the Kodak Theatre and will be broadcast live by ABC. And the Producers Guild of America will hold its 22nd Annual PGA Awards on Saturday, January 22. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has already picked the date for the national NBC telecast of the 68th Golden Globe Awards: January 16.

And the Academy is mounting its second untelevised Governors Awards, on November 13. This year they will be produced not by Academy president Tom Sherak but by ex-Academy president Sid Ganis.

The key Academy dates are:

• Wednesday, December 1, 2010: Official Screen Credits forms due
• Monday, December 27, 2010: Nominations ballots mailed
• Friday, January 14, 2011: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT
• Tuesday, January 25, 2011: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater
• Wednesday, February 2, 2011: Final ballots mailed
• Monday, February 7, 2011: Nominees Luncheon
• Saturday, February 12, 2011: Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
• Tuesday, February 22, 2011: Final polls close 5 p.m. PT
• Sunday, February 27, 2011: 83rd Annual Academy Awards presentation

This article is related to: Awards, Oscars, Golden Globes

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.