OSCAR HISTORY: Oscar Ceremony Dates & Locations

Before the Academy finally built their own theater in Hollywood in 2002, they would often select various venues around Los Angeles to hold the annual telecast. In the early years, the awards show was a banquet with dinner tables, eventually moving to theaters. It's interesting also to see how the Academy has pretty much tried to hold their ceremony on almost every night of the week, settling into Sunday nights in more recent years. Here is the entire history of all the Oscar show details ... what day and date it was held, where it took place, and once radio and TV came into being, which network did the broadcast. (All times are Pacific Time).


92nd Awards (Sunday, February 9, 2020, 5:00 PM): The Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View Opening Number)
91st Awards (Sunday, February 24, 2019, 5:00 PM): The Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View Opening Number)
90th Awards (Sunday, March 4, 2018, 5:00 PM): The Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
89th Awards (Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5:30 PM): The Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
88th Awards (Sunday, February 28, 2016, 5:30 PM): The Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
87th Awards (Sunday, February 22, 2015, 5:30 PM): The Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View Opening Recap)
86th Awards (Sunday, March 2, 2014, 5:30 PM): The Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
85th Awards (Sunday, February 24, 2013, 5:30 PM): The Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
84th Awards (Sunday, February 26, 2012, 5:30 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
83rd Awards (Sunday, February 27, 2011, 5:00 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
82nd Awards (Sunday, March 7, 2010, 5:00 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View Opening Number)
81st Awards (Sunday, February 22, 2009, 5:00 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
80th Awards (Sunday, February 24, 2008, 5:00 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
79th Awards (Sunday, February 25, 2007, 5:00 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
78th Awards (Sunday, March 5, 2006, 5:00 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
77th Awards (Sunday, February 27, 2005, 5:30 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
76th Awards (Sunday, February 29, 2004, 5:30 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
75th Awards (Sunday, March 23, 2003, 5:30 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
74th Awards (Sunday, March 24, 2002, 5:30 PM): The Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
73rd Awards (Sunday, March 25, 2001, 5:30 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
72nd Awards (Sunday, March 26, 2000, 5:30 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
71st Awards (Sunday, March 21, 1999, 5:30 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
70th Awards (Monday, March 23, 1998, 6:00 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
69th Awards (Monday, March 24, 1997, 6:00 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
68th Awards (Monday, March 25, 1996, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
67th Awards (Monday, March 27, 1995, 6:00 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
66th Awards (Monday, March 21, 1994, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
65th Awards (Monday, March 29, 1993, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
64th Awards (Monday, March 30, 1992, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
63rd Awards (Monday, March 25, 1991, 6:00 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
62nd Awards (Monday, March 26, 1990, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
61st Awards (Wednesday, March 29, 1989, 6:00 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
60th Awards (Monday, April 11, 1988, 6:00 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
59th Awards (Monday, March 30, 1987, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
58th Awards (Monday, March 24, 1986, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
57th Awards (Monday, March 25, 1985, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
56th Awards (Monday, April 9, 1984, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
55th Awards (Monday, April 11, 1983, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
54th Awards (Monday, March 29, 1982, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
53rd Awards (Tuesday, March 31, 1981, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
52nd Oscars (Monday, April 14, 1980, 6:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
51st Awards (Monday, April 9, 1979, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
50th Awards (Monday, March 29, 1978, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
49th Awards (Monday, March 29, 1977, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
48th Awards (Monday, March 29, 1976, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
47th Awards (Tuesday, April 8, 1975, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
46th Awards (Tuesday, April 2, 1974, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
45th Awards (Tuesday, March 27, 1973, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
44th Awards (Monday, April 10, 1972, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
43rd Awards (Thursday, April 15, 1971, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
42nd Awards (Tuesday, April 7, 1970, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
41st Awards (Monday, April 14, 1969, 7:00 PM): The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
40th Awards (Wednesday, April 10, 1968, 7:00 PM): Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
39th Awards (Monday, April 10, 1967, 7:00 PM): Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
38th Awards (Monday, April 18, 1966, 7:00 PM): Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
37th Awards (Monday, April 5, 1965, 7:00 PM): Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
36th Awards (Monday, April 13, 1964, 7:00 PM): Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
35th Awards (Monday, April 8, 1963, 7:00 PM): Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
34th Awards (Monday, April 9, 1962, 7:30 PM): Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
33rd Awards (Monday, April 17, 1961, 7:30 PM): Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
32nd Awards (Monday, April 4, 1960, 7:30 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on ABC)     (View TV Opening)
31st Awards (Monday, April 6, 1959, 7:30 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
30th Awards (Wednesday, March 26, 1958, 7:30 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
29th Awards (Wednesday, March 27, 1957, 7:30 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood & The NBC Century Theater, New York (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
28th Awards (Wednesday, March 21, 1956, 7:30 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood & The NBC Century Theater, New York (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
27th Awards (Wednesday, March 30, 1955, 7:30 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood & The NBC Century Theater, New York (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
26th Awards (Thursday, March 25, 1954, 8:00 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood & The NBC Century Theater, New York (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
25th Awards (Thursday, March 19, 1953, 7:30 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood & The NBC Century Theater, New York (TV Broadcast on NBC)     (View TV Opening)
24th Awards (Thursday, March 20, 1952, 8:00 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood (Broadcast on Radio)    
23rd Awards (Thursday, March 29, 1951, 8:00 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood (Broadcast on Radio)    
22nd Awards (Thursday, March 23, 1950, 8:00 PM): The RKO Pantages Theater, Hollywood (Broadcast on Radio)    
21st Awards (Thursday, March 24, 1949, 8:00 PM): The Academy Theater, Hollywood (Broadcast on Radio)     (View Newsreel)
20th Awards (Saturday, March 20, 1948, 8:15 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (Broadcast on Radio)     (View Newsreel)
19th Awards (Thursday, March 13, 1947, 8:45 PM): The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (Broadcast on Radio)     (View Newsreel)
18th Awards (Thursday, March 7, 1946, 8:00 PM): Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood (Broadcast on Radio)     (View Newsreel)
17th Awards (Thursday, March 15, 1945, 8:00 PM): Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood (Broadcast on Radio)    
16th Awards (Thursday, March 2, 1944, 8:00 PM): Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood (Broadcast on Radio)     (View Newsreel)
15th Awards (Thursday, March 4, 1943, 8:30 PM): Coconut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
14th Awards (Thursday, February 26, 1942, 7:45 PM): Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
13th Awards (Thursday, February 27, 1941, 8:45 PM): Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)     (View Newsreel)
12th Awards (Thursday, February 29, 1940, 8:30 PM): Coconut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)     (View Newsreel)
11th Awards (Thursday, February 23, 1939, 8:30 PM): Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
10th Awards (Thursday, March 10, 1938, 8:15 PM): Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
9th Awards (Thursday, March 4, 1937, 8:00 PM): Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
8th Awards (Thursday, March 5, 1936, 8:00 PM): Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
7th Awards (Wednesday, February 27, 1935, 8:00 PM): Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
6th Awards (Friday, March 16, 1934, 8:00 PM): Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
5th Awards (Friday, November 18, 1932, 8:00 PM): Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
4th Awards (Tuesday, November 10, 1931, 8:00 PM): Sala D'Oro of the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
3rd Awards (Thursday, November 5, 1930, 8:00 PM): Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)     (View Newsreel)
2nd Awards (Wednesday, April 30, 1930, 8:00 PM): Coconut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles (Banquet, Broadcast on Radio)    
1st Awards (Thursday, May 16, 1929, 8:00 PM): Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood (Banquet)