That means more time to view all the nominated films.
Despite reports that the Oscars were planning to move their telecast from February to January, it's been confirmed that the 2011 awards show will stay in late February, and will most likely keep that date for at least the next couple of years.
So what was the big deal?
According to sources, Oscar producers felt they were being upstaged by several other awards show, including the Golden Globes and the SAG awards, which air in January.
However, the show decided to keep its show in February so as to not have any conflict with the Super Bowl, which would piss off many NFL fans.
The only other options was to move the show in March or air it on a Monday, which would hurt ratings.
In a statement by the Academy, they said:
"The Academy's Board of Governors has determined that the date of the 84th Academy Awards in 2012 will not be significantly earlier than the now-traditional last Sunday in February. A different date still remains a possibility in subsequent years, and the Academy's staff and Board will continue to evaluate the advantages and challenges associated with such a change."
The Academy Awards will air on February 27. Will U be watching??