It seemed like only yesterday we all (well, most of us anyways) were drowning our mirth in drinking games while watching the Oscars and dissing virtually all aspects of the show, the host, the red carpet and the presenters. Well, it was actually months ago and a whole new Oscar campaign is about to begin and the race starts now! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 88th Academy Awards® consideration. The submission process may be initiated online at  For the entire list of key dates and complete rules, please visit

Submissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates:

Scientific and Technical Awards
Documentary Short Subject
Documentary Feature
Animated Short Film
Live Action Short Film
Foreign Language Film
Animated Feature Film
Original Score
Original Song
General Entry/OSC Form
Friday, July 10
Tuesday, September 1
Monday, September 21
Thursday, October 1
Thursday, October 1
Thursday, October 1
Friday, October 30
Wednesday, December 2
Wednesday, December 2
Wednesday, December 2

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.