The Oscars ceremony is moving back to its traditional late February spot in 2021 and 2022.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences confirmed the 2021 telecast date and announced the 2022 date.
The Oscars will air on ABC as follows:
- 92nd Oscars: Sunday, February 9, 2020
- 93rd Oscars: Sunday, February 28, 2021
- 94th Oscars: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Both the 2021 and 2022 dates are, as usual, dictated by football and other sporting events, like the Winter Olympics.
The upcoming Academy Awards will be the earliest ceremony in history. It seems pushing the Oscars up is a one-time event, but the move certainly set off a frenzy, forcing film festivals and other awards shows to change accordingly.
The next Oscars is likely to be host-less once again, after the warm reception and improved ratings of the 2019 show.