Film academy sets 2021, 2022 Oscars date for late February

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FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, the Oscar statue appears the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has set the date for the 94th Oscars. The film academy says Tuesday, June 11, 2019 that the ceremony will be held on Feb. 27, 2022, airing live on ABC at 8 p.m ET.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars will be headed back to late February after next year’s show.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Tuesday that the 93rd and 94th ceremonies will be held on Feb. 28, 2021 and Feb. 27, 2022 respectively.

The 2020 show was moved up significantly on the calendar to Feb. 9, drastically truncating the awards season calendar.

But the organization that puts on the show says that the following two shows will remain on the last Sunday of February to account for events like the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays.

The Oscars have in recent years faced declining viewership, but this year saw an uptick with a hostless show. They will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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