The 79th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2007, Academy President Sid Ganis announced today.

The telecast will again originate from the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.

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Key dates currently scheduled are:

Friday, December 1, 2006: Official Screen Credits Forms Due

Tuesday, December 26, 2006: Nominations ballots mailed.

Saturday, January 13, 2007: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PST.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PST, Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Wednesday, January 31, 2007: Final ballots mailed.

Monday, February 5, 2007: Nominees Luncheon

Saturday, February 10, 2007: Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner

Tuesday, February 20, 2007: Final polls close 5 p.m. PST.

Sunday, February 25, 2007: 79th Annual Academy Awards Presentation