The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, Academy President Sid Ganis announced today.

The ceremony will again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Key dates currently scheduled are:

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- Tuesday, December 1, 2009: Official Screen Credits forms due

- Monday, December 28, 2009: Nominations ballots mailed

- Saturday, January 23, 2010: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT

- Tuesday, February 2, 2010: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater

- Wednesday, February 10, 2010: Final ballots mailed

- Monday, February 15, 2010: Nominees Luncheon

- Saturday, February 20, 2010: Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards presentation

- Tuesday, March 2, 2010: Final polls close 5 p.m. PT

- Sunday, March 7, 2010: The 82nd Academy Awards presentation

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Evan Jacobs