All you need to know about Oscars 2025: Key dates and nomination details

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood are already gearing up for the 2025 Oscars, just a month after the 2024 ceremony honored luminaries such as Emma Stone, Christopher Nolan, and Robert Downey Jr. Hollywood never sleeps, and neither does the anticipation for the next big awards season. W

ith the unveiling of the key dates for the 2025 Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on April 10, 2024, the countdown to Hollywood’s most prestigious night has officially begun.


When Are the 2025 Oscars?

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 2, 2025. Hollywood’s biggest night will be a week earlier than its 2024 counterpart, taking place on the first Sunday of March. Prepare for a night of glitz, glamour, and unforgettable moments as the stars come out to celebrate the best of cinema.

When Are the 2025 Oscar Nominations Announced?

Get ready to rise and shine on Friday, January 17, 2025, as the nominations for the 2025 Oscars will be unveiled bright and early. This gives movie enthusiasts approximately a month and a half to catch up on the nominated films before the big night.

What Movies Are Eligible to Be Nominated?

Every film released in theaters between January 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024, is eligible for consideration. Additionally, movies debuting on streaming platforms are eligible only if they have a qualifying theatrical run. Keep your eyes peeled for the standout performances and compelling stories that will captivate audiences and critics alike.

How to Watch the 2025 Oscars

Tune in to ABC on Sunday, March 2, 2025, to catch all the excitement of the 2025 Oscars. From dazzling red carpet moments to heartfelt acceptance speeches, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

What’s the Full Calendar of Oscar Events for 2025?

For the true Oscar aficionados, here’s a rundown of the key events leading up to the main event:

  • General Entry Categories Submission Deadline: Thursday, November 14, 2024
  • Governors Awards: Sunday, November 17, 2024
  • Preliminary Voting Begins: Monday, December 9, 2024
  • Preliminary Voting Ends: Friday, December 13, 2024
  • Oscar Shortlists Announcement: Tuesday, December 17, 2024
  • Nominations Voting Begins: Wednesday, January 8, 2025
  • Nominations Voting Ends: Sunday, January 12, 2025
  • Oscar Nominations Announcement: Friday, January 17, 2025
  • Oscar Nominees Luncheon: Monday, February 10, 2025
  • Final Voting Begins: Tuesday, February 11, 2025
  • Scientific and Technical Awards: Tuesday, February 18, 2025
  • Final Voting Ends: Tuesday, February 18, 2025
  • 96th Oscars: Sunday, March 2, 2025

Who Will Host the 2025 Oscars?

While the host for the 2025 Oscars has yet to be announced, speculation is already rife about who will take the stage to emcee the event. Keep an eye out for announcements in late 2024 or early 2025 as Hollywood prepares to roll out the red carpet for its biggest night.

Get ready to be dazzled as Hollywood’s finest gather to celebrate the magic of cinema at the 2025 Oscars. With a star-studded lineup of nominees and a calendar packed with exciting events, the countdown to Hollywood’s most prestigious night has officially begun. Don’t miss a moment of the action as the world watches to see who will take home the coveted golden statuettes.