Yes, it may be a bit early to mention next year's awards show, but it was announced today that the 2010 Academy Awards will air March 7. The last three Oscars have been in late February.
Leslie Unger, a spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who distributes the awards, said the change was to avoid conflicts with the 2010 Winter Olympics.
According to the AP, nominations will be announced Feb. 2. It's way too early to predict the actors and actresses on that list, but I'm already anticipating it!