The Academy’s Board of Governors has determined that the date of the 84th Academy Awards in 2012 will not be significantly earlier than the now-traditional last Sunday in February. A different date still remains a possibility in subsequent years, and the Academy’s staff and Board will continue to evaluate the advantages and challenges associated with such a change.
Meanwhile, 30-year Academy veteran Bruce Davis is stepping down as executive director, a post he has held since 1989, in June, 2011. That's a long time. AMPAS president Tom Sherak started the search to replace him two weeks ago, he told The Wrap:
“Bruce runs the place,” said Sherak. “The executive director is in charge of 200 people in five locations around the world. I call him the CEO, and he always laughs at me when I say that. He says, ‘Tom, I’m just the executive director.’ And I say, ‘No, Bruce, you’re the CEO.’”