The Academy has been busy as it sets its sights on the next awards season.

The 2019-20 Board of Governors has been elected, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The newly elected and reelected members will assume their posts on July 1, 2019.

With the newly elected members, the number of female Academy governors increases to 24 from 22. Members of color increase from 110 to 11.

The Film Editors Branch balloting resulted in a tie between candidates Dody Dorn and Mark Goldblatt. A runoff election will begin June 17, 2019. Last year, the Academy held runoff elections for the Producers Branch.

Three governors make up each branch of the Board of Governors. Each are eligible to serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.

Newly Elected:

Howard Berger, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

Ruth Elaine Carter, Costume Designers Branch

Donna Gigliotti, Executives Branch

Ellen Kuras, Cinematographers Branch

Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Eric Roth, Writers Branch


Craig Barron, Visual Effects Branch

Kevin Collier, Sound Branch

Laura Dern, Actors Branch

Mark Johnson, Producers Branch

Laura Karpman, Music Branch

Jan Pascale, Production Design Branch

David Rubin, Casting Directors Branch

Steven Spielberg, Directors Branch

Nancy Utley, Marketing and Public Relations Branch

Roger Ross Williams, Documentary Branch

The Academy also announced, along with ABC, the 2022 Oscars show date while confirming the 2021 date.

92nd Oscars: Sunday, February 9,2020

93rd Oscars: Sunday, February 28, 2021

94th Oscars: Sunday, February 27, 2022

Though the ceremony for 2020 had set the Academy's new strategy of hosting the ceremony earlier in the season, the dates for the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl, and national holidays will require the 2021 and 2022 dates to be on the last Sunday in February.

As has become tradition, the ceremony is broadcast live at 5 p.m. PT8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here's a full layout of the 2019-20 Oscar season:

Governors Awards: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Preliminary Voting Begins: Friday, December 6, 2019

Preliminary Voting Ends: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Nominations Voting Begins: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Nominations Voting Ends: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Oscar Nominations Announcement: Monday, January 13, 2020

Oscar Nominees Luncheon: Monday, January 27, 2020

Finals Voting Begins: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Finals Voting Ends: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

92nd Oscars: Sunday, February 9, 2020

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.