Brett Ratner and Don Mischer will produce the 84th
Academy Awards telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
President Tom Sherak announced today. This will be Ratner’s first
involvement with the Oscar show; Mischer will for the second year in a
row serve as a producer and as the telecast director.
Oscar Watch: 84th Academy Awards Are February 26,
2012; BAFTAs February 12
The Academy reveals key dates for the 84th Academy
Awards, to be presented February 26, 2012 at the Kodak Theatre and
televised live on ABC.
Key dates currently scheduled are:
Thursday, December 1, 2011: Official Screen Credits
Tuesday, December 27, 2011: Nominations ballots mailed
Friday, January 13, 2012: Nominations polls close 5
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
Tuesday, February 21, 2012: Final polls close 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 26, 2012: 84th Academy Awards
84th Academy Awards
The 84th Academy Awards ceremony will honor the best
films of 2011 and will take place on February 26, 2012, at the in
Hollywood, California. It will be televised in the United States on ABC
Notable changes to categories
On June 14, 2011, Academy President Tom Sherak
announced that the Board of Governors approved changes to the following
Best Picture: The final nominees can now range
from anywhere between 5 to 10. The nomination voting process will be the
same as before, through preferential balloting, but now only films that
receive a minimum of 5% of total number one votes are eligible for Best
Picture nominations. "A Best Picture nomination should be an indication
of extraordinary merit. If there are only eight pictures that truly earn
that honor in a given year, we shouldn
feel an obligation to round out the number," Academy executive director
Bruce Davis explained.
Best Animated Feature:
This is now a permanent competitive category, and no
longer requires the Board to annually "activate" it. Additionally, rules
were amended to give the category more flexibility in terms of the
number of nominees it can allow.
Best Documentary Feature:
The category's eligibility period has been modified.
Prior to 2011, documentaries that screened theatrically between
September 1 and August 31 of the following year were eligible. This has
now been changed to match the calendar year from January 1 to December
31. As a transition period, the 84th Academy Awards will accept
documentaries that were released between September 1, 2010 to December
Best Visual Effects:
Previously, seven shortlisted visual effects
contenders were announced several weeks before the official nominations
announcement. This number has now been changed to 10 to coincide with
last year's expansion of the category from 3 to 5 nominees.
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