The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has unveiled the key dates and timeline for its 2015 EE British Academy Film Awards. The nominations will be announced January 9, a week before the Oscar noms are revealed. As in previous years, the awards will be held two weeks prior to the Oscars, on Sunday, February 8. The Oscars are set for Sunday, February 22. Here are the key dates:

2014

Wednesday 20 August: Entry opens
Wednesday 29 October: Deadline for entry and film upload in British Short Film & British Short Animation categories
Monday 10 November: Deadline for entry forms & supporting information
Wednesday 10 December: Round one voting opens at 10:00
Thursday 18 December: Qualified films must be screened to voters by this date

2015

Monday 5 January: Round one voting closes at 18:00
Friday 9 January: Nominations announced
Round two voting opens
Wednesday 4 February: Round two voting closes at 18:00
Friday 6 February: Deadline for all entered films to open on general release to the public
Sunday 8 February: EE British Academy Film Awards