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Academy Award Dates Announced

The 78th Annual Academy Awards, televised live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2006. The gala will start on the hour: 5 p.m. on the West Coast, 8 p.m. on the East. The red carpet arrivals show that precedes the Oscar telecast will start one half-hour earlier (of course E!’s super extended coverage begins, like, days before).

Key Oscar dates are:

Thursday, December 29, 2005 – Nominations ballots mailed.

Saturday, January 21, 2006 – Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PST.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 – Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PST, Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 – Final ballots mailed.

Monday, February 13, 2006 – Nominees Luncheon
Beverly Hilton Hotel

Saturday, February 18, 2006 – Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 – Final polls close 5 p.m. PST.

Sunday, March 5, 2006 – 78th Annual Academy Awards Presentation

Our coverage of last year’s Awards, the Swank/Eastwood/Million Dollar lovefest, is gathered here.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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