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'09 Oscar dates announced

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'09 Oscar dates announced
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis holds his Oscar for best actor for his work in "There Will Be Blood" at the 80th Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 24, 2008. Presenter Helen Mirren is at left. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten) | License Photo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- The 81st Annual Academy Awards are to be presented in Hollywood Feb. 22, 2009, Academy President Sid Ganis announced.

The star-studded Oscars ceremony is to again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

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Nominations are to be announced Jan. 22, 2009 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The nominations announcement has been moved from the traditional Tuesday to a Thursday to avoid a conflict with the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration, Ganis said.

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