London: The 2013 Oscar nominees will be announced two weeks earlier than this year``s were, and three days ahead of the Golden Globes.
According to the BBC, the nominations for next year``s Academy Awards will be revealed on 10 January - five days earlier than normal.
It would “provide members and the public a longer period of time to see the nominated films,” said The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The 85th Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood on 24 February.
Meanwhile according to the industry website Deadline Hollywood, bringing the latter forward could “blunt the impact” of Golden Globe Awards, hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
“The Academy``s nomination announcement will get enormous attention just as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is drumming up attention for its own big night,” the BBC quoted columnist Pete Hammond as saying.
For the next year’s Oscars, many of the Academy``s 6,000 members will also have the opportunity to vote online for the first time.
On the other hand, Directors Guild of America (DGA) had decided to reveal its award nominations on 10 January but will now do so two days earlier.