Maybe I’ll get an Oscar for my birthday next year!

OscarsÆ Announce Early Deadlines and Show
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. ( — In order to avoid the craze and the hoopla of other awards shows, the Academy AwardsÆ is planning a schedule that’s a whole month earlier than usual next year.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards, which has been scheduled for presentation three weeks earlier than usual, is now set for Feb. 29, 2004, according to Academy officials on Monday (April 28).
Other signficant dates are:
August 1, 2003: Scientific and Technical Award entry deadline.
Sept. 2, 2003: Documentary categories entry deadline.
Oct. 1, 2003: Foreign Language Film and Short Films categories entry deadline.
Nov. 3, 2003: Animated Feature film category entry deadline.
Dec. 1, 2003: Deadline for receipt of official screen credit forms to qualify feature films for award consideration. Music categories submission deadline.
Dec 31, 2003: Awards year ends at midnight.
Jan. 2, 2004: Nominations ballots mailed.
Jan. 17, 2004: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PST.
Jan. 27, 2004: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PST, Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Feb. 4, 2004: Final ballots mailed.
Feb. 9, 2004: Nominees Luncheon, Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Feb. 14, 2004: Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, 6 p.m. PST, location to be determined.
Feb, 24, 2004: Final polls close 5 p.m. PST.
Feb 29, 2004: 76th Annual Academy Awards Presentation from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland will be televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5:30 p.m. (PST), with a half-hour arrivals program preceding the presentation ceremony.