Make a note: Oscars 2019 dates announced

Jimmy Kimmel congratulates Guillermo del Toro. (AP)
Jimmy Kimmel congratulates Guillermo del Toro. (AP)

Los Angeles - Next year's Oscars season has been set, with several events leading up to the broadcast of the 91st Academy Awards on 24 February 2019.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced key dates during the season on Monday, including the handing out of its honourary Oscars, the Governors Awards, on 18 November. 

Nominations will be announced on 22 January, and scientific and technical awards will be bestowed during a 9 February gala.

The Oscars are traditionally handed out in February, but were bumped to March this year due to the Winter Olympics.

This year's Oscars reached 26.5 million viewers, easily a record low for what is often the second most-watched program of the year after the Super Bowl.

The Shape of Water won this year's best picture award.

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