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Oscars moved back into late February for 2011

March 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Academy Awards organizers announced Thursday that the Oscars are moving back to February.Next year's award ceremony is now scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 27. That's about a week earlier than this season's Oscars, which was held March 7, to avoid conflicting with the Winter Olympics.

In past years the show used to be held in late March, but in recent years the show was held in late February to shorten the long Hollywood awards season.

Nominations for the 83rd annual Oscars will be announced Jan. 25.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.