The schedule of voting events for the 75th Annual Academy Awards will roll out like this:
December 2, 2002: Deadline for receipt of official screen credit forms to qualify feature films for award consideration.
December 31, 2002: Awards year ends at midnight.
January 10, 2003: Nominations ballots mailed.
January 29, 2003: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PST.
February 11, 2003: All nominations announced at 5:30 a.m. PST, Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
February 25, 2003: Final ballots mailed.
March 1, 2003: Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, 6 p.m. PST, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
March 10, 2003: Nominees Luncheon, Beverly Hilton Hotel.
March 18, 2003: Final polls close 5 p.m. PST.
March 23, 2003: We all get to stare, teary eyed, at our televisions and mull over different ways our evening could’ve been spent.