The 2013 Oscar nominations will get announced on Jan. 10, 2013 -- a full two weeks earlier than the 2012 nominations, and before the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony takes place.
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences revealed the date shift on Tuesday. According to the organization, the Jan. 10 date will "provide members and the public a longer period of time to see the nominated films." It also seemingly strikes a blow against the Golden Globes, which while not often taken seriously as an arbiter of the Academy's taste, certainly had been positioned as one of the many Oscar precursors in the past. The Golden Globes are set to take place on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, when the Oscar nominees will already be known.
Below, check out the key dates to keep in mind throughout Oscar season. The 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony will happen on Feb. 24, 2013.
The key dates are:
Friday, November 30, 2012: Official Screen Credits due
Saturday, December 1, 2012: Governors Awards presentation
Monday, December 17, 2012: Nominations voting begins
Thursday, January 3, 2013: Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Thursday, January 10, 2013: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Monday, February 4, 2013: Nominees Luncheon
Friday, February 8, 2013: Final voting begins
Saturday, February 9, 2013: Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Tuesday, February 19, 2013: Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 24, 2013: 85th Academy Awards presentation