Oscars moved to March to avoid conflict with 2014 Winter Olympics

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Film fans can already mark their calendars for the Academy Awards in 2014 and 2015.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that next year's Oscar ceremony will be held on March 2. The 2015 trophies will be handed out Feb. 22.

Awards shows, including the Oscars, are juggling their calendars to avoid overlap with the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will be held Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.

Nominations for the 86th annual Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 16, 2014.

Both the 2014 and 2015 Oscar ceremonies will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on ABC.

Oscar Quick Facts

First Oscars
Emil Jannings received the first Oscar for Best Actor in 1929 for roles in "The Last Command and "The Way of All Flesh." The Oscar for Best Actress went to Janet Gaynor for her roles in "7th Heaven" and "Street Angel."

Best Actress in 1980
Sally Field took the honor of Best Actress for her role in "Norma Rae." She beat out a tough group -- Jill Clayburgh, Jane Fonda, Marsha Mason and Bette Midler.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion has played host to more Academy Awards ceremonies than any other venue (20+).

Bob Hope
Prior to his 2003 death, Bob Hope hosted the Academy Awards 18 times. He hosted the Oscars more than any other. The closest to Hope's total is Billy Crystal (8).

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