The 2025 Oscars Has Set Its Date: What to Know

Oscar statuettes are seen backstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards

The 2024 Oscars passed out statues to Emma Stone, Christopher Nolan and Robert Downey Jr. only a month ago, but there's no rest for the weary in Hollywood. On April 10, 2024, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the dates for the 2025 Oscar season. And that means that the 2025 Oscar race is starting to rev up already. While most of the films that will be nominated still aren't available to watch, a handful of contenders have already emerged and new hopefuls are arriving in theaters each week.

Whether you're a casual moviegoer or a dedicated cinephile, the Oscars are always fun to watch—from the red carpet looks to the acceptance speeches. Hollywood's biggest night is always one to remember!

Here's everything we know about the 2025 Oscars:

When are the 2025 Oscars?

The 2025 Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 2, 2025. This is a week earlier than the 2024 ceremony which took place on the second Sunday of March rather than the first.

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When are the 2025 Oscar nominations announced?

Nominations will be announced bright and early on Friday, Jan. 17, 2025. This gives voters (and cinephiles) about a month and a half to watch the nominated movies that you've missed.

What movies are eligible to be nominated?

Every movie that was released in theaters between Jan. 1, 2024 and Dec. 31, 2024 is eligible. Movies that debut on streaming platforms are only eligible if they have a qualifying run in theaters as well.

How to watch the 2025 Oscars

The 2025 Oscars will air on ABC on Sunday, March 2, 2025.

What's the full calendar of Oscar events for 2025?

If you're a real nerd for the Oscars, here's a list of all the key events leading up to the big night:

  • General entry categories submission deadline: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2024

  • Governors Awards: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2024

  • Preliminary voting begins: Monday, Dec. 9, 2024

  • Preliminary voting ends: Friday, Dec. 13, 2024

  • Oscar shortlists announcement: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2024

  • Nominations voting begins: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2025

  • Nominations voting ends: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2025

  • Oscar nominations announcement: Friday, Jan. 17, 2025

  • Oscar nominees luncheon: Monday, Feb. 10, 2025

  • Final voting begins: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2025

  • Scientific and technical awards: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2025

  • Final voting ends: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2025

  • 96th Oscars: Sunday, March 2, 2025

Related: 2024 Oscar Red Carpet Looks

Who will host the 2025 Oscars?

A host for the 2025 Oscars has not been announced yet, but we'll likely hear who is emceeing the event sometime in late 2024/early 2025.

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