If you host (or attend) an annual Oscar party, circle March 7, 2010 on the calendar, if yours goes that far.
That's the date, just announced, for the 82nd Academy Awards. The Oscars again will take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, with nominations announced on Feb. 2, a Tuesday as usual. Nominations this year shifted to a Thursday to avoid conflicting with the presidential inauguration.
The Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards presentation will be Feb. 20, final polls will close March 2 and the winners revealed March 7.
Let the Oscar buzz begin!