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Oscars will go back to late February in 2021

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars will be headed back to late February after next year’s show.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday the 93rd and 94th ceremonies will be held on Feb. 28, 2021 and Feb. 27, 2022 respectively.

The 2020 show was moved up significantly on the calendar to Feb. 9, drastically truncating the awards season calendar.

But the organization that puts on the show said the two Oscarcasts after next year’s will go back to the last Sunday of February to account for events like the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays.

The Oscars have in recent years faced declining viewership, but this year saw an uptick with a hostless show. The awards will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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