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The 97th Academy Awards will be held on March 2, advancing the ceremony by about a week from this year's date.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the date for the 97th Oscars, which advances the annual awards ceremony to March 2 from this year's March 10th date. The decision also maintains an earlier start time for the event at 7 p.m. Eastern and confirms ABC as the broadcaster. The previous Oscars saw a viewership increase of approximately 4%, with Christopher Nolan’s 'Oppenheimer' winning the best picture.