The ceremony will again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. A 90-minute red carpet show will immediately precede the ceremony broadcast.
Key dates currently scheduled are:
- Thursday, December 1, 2011: Official Screen Credits forms due
- Tuesday, December 27, 2011: Nominations ballots mailed
- Friday, January 13, 2012: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater
- Wednesday, February 1, 2012: Final ballots mailed
- Monday, February 6, 2012: Nominees Luncheon
- Saturday, February 11, 2012: Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012: Final polls close 5 p.m. PT
- Sunday, February 26, 2012: 84th Academy Awards presentation
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