All awards and nominations lead to the coveted Academy Awards ceremony. As the industry’s leader in awards analysis, predictions and the entertainment business, you can find the key upcoming dates for this year’s awards season.

All critical dates are in bold. Oscar nominations will be announced on February 8, 2021, with voting set from January 27 to February 1. The 94th Academy Awards (The Oscars) are scheduled to air live on ABC on Sunday, March 27, from the Dolby Theatre.

Check out the key dates below and bookmark the page.


September

11: Creative Arts Emmys Ceremony 1 (winners)

12: MTV Video Music Awards (winners)

12: Creative Arts Emmys Ceremony 2 (winners)

12: Creative Arts Emmys Ceremony 3 (winners)

19: Primetime Emmy Awards (winners)

26: Tony Awards (winners)

27: Critics Choice Awards – TV category submissions open

30: End of product eligibility period for Grammy Awards


October

8: Film Independent submission deadline for awards (members only)

15: Oscars deadline submission for animation short, documentary short subject and live action short film

21: Gotham Awards nominations (nominations)

22: Grammys: first-round voting begins for nominations

27: People’s Choice Awards nominations


November

1: Oscars: deadline submission for deadline for animated feature, documentary feature, international feature, original score, original song

3: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominations announcement (nominees)

5: SAG Awards submission closes at 5 pm PT

5: Grammys: first-round voting ends for nominations

11: AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards

15: Oscars deadline submission for deadline for general entry categories

15: Critics Choice Awards – TV category submissions closed

15: IDA Documentary Awards nominations (nominees)

16: Critics Choice Nomination Committees begin deliberations

19: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) craft category winners announced (winners)

21: American Music Awards (winners)

22: American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddies) submissions open

23: 64th Annual Grammy Awards nominees announced (nominees)

29: Gotham Awards ceremony (winners)

30: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

30: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) – TV Eligibility period ends


December

2: National Board of Review awards announcement (originally slated for 11/30, in a statement on Nov. 18, NBR moved its date) – (winners)

3: New York Film Critics Circle awards announcement (winners)

3: African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) screening/screener deadline

3: Critics Choice Awards NomComs render official recommendations

5: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) – Feature and TV entries due

5: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) awards ceremony

6: 64th Grammy Awards final voting begins

6: SAG Awards nominations voting opens

6: Critics Choice Awards – TV nominations announced

7: 2021 People’s Choice Awards ceremony on NBC and E!

7: Critics Choice Awards nominating ballots to go out to film branch members

8: AFI Awards 2021 honorees announced (winners)

8: AAFCA Top 10 films announced (here)

10: Oscars: Preliminary voting for shortlists begin at 9:00 am pst

10: Producers Guild of America Documentary Film nominations

10: BAFTA Awards round one voting begins

10: Critics Choice Awards film nomination ballots due at midnight PT

13: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) – Spotlight and Documentary entries due (members only)

13: Critics Choice Awards – Film nominations announced at 9:00 am pst (nominees)

13: Golden Globe announce nominations** (NBC has canceled the airing of the Golden Globes for 2022nominees)

14: Film Independent Spirit Award nominations.

15: Oscars: Preliminary voting for shortlists ends at 5:00 pm pst.

15: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) – TV Nominations voting begins

18: Los Angeles Film Critics Association winners

21: Oscars shortlist announcement

21: Annie Awards nominations

31: Oscars eligibility period ends

31: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) – Feature, Spotlight, Documentary eligibility period ends


January

3: BAFTA Awards round one voting ends.

5: Final Grammy Awards voting ends

5: Final Critics Choice ballots emailed to all members

5: American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddies) submissions close

5: Costume Designers Guild nomination ballot voting opens online at 6 am PT

7: Final Critics Choice ballots deadline to be returned at 9 pm PT

7: *DELAYED* AFI Awards ceremony

9: SAG Awards nomination voting closes at 5 pm PT

9: *DELAYED* 27th Critics Choice Awards presented live on The CW and TBS at 7 pm ET (tape-delayed PT)

9: 13: Golden Globe announce winners** (NBC has canceled the airing of the Golden Globes for 2022 and will not air. Many studios, publicists and talent are continuing to boycott)

10: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) – Feature nominations voting begins

11: *DELAYED* National Board of Review awards gala

11: American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddies) nomination ballots sent

12: 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG-AFTRA) nominations announced

13: Producers Guild of America Awards (PGA) nominations announced – TV (children’s, shortform and sports)

13: Writers Guild of America Awards (WGA) nominations – TV

15: *DELAYED* Academy Governors Awards

17: Visual Effects Society Awards (VES) nominations announced

17: AAFCA winners announcement

18: American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddies) nomination ballots due

19: Final SAG Awards voting opens

19: Costume Designers Guild nomination ballot voting closes at 5:00 pm PT

21: Directors Guild of America Awards (DGA) nominations announced – TV and commercial

24: Art Directors Guild Awards (ADG) nominations announced

24: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) – Feature and TV nomination voting ends at 12 PT

25: Cinema Audio Society (CAS) nominations announced

25: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) nominations announced

26: Directors Guild of America (DGA) nominations announced – Documentary

26: Costume Designers Guild Award nominations announced

27: American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddies) nominations announced

27: 94th Oscar nominations voting begins at 9 am PT

27: Producers Guild of America Awards nominations – Film, TV (specials and streamed)

27: Directors Guild of America (DGA) nominations announced – Feature films

27: Writers Guild of America (WGA) nominations announced – Film

28: American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddies) final ballots sent

31: *DELAYED* 64th Annual Grammy Awards on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount Plus at 8–11:30 pm ET / 5–8:30 pm PT


February

1: Oscar nomination voting ends at 5 pm PT

1: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) final nomination voting begins

3: BAFTA Film Awards nominations announcement

5: International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards

8: 94th Oscars nominations announcement

8: American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddies) final ballots close

9: Costume Designers Guild Awards final voting opens online at 6:00 am PT

21: Costume Designers Guild Awards final Ballot voting closes at 5:00 pm PT

25: SAG Awards final voting ends at noon PT

26: Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards

26: Annie Awards

26: 72nd annual ACE Eddie Awards presented

27: 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards televised live on TNT and TBS at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET


March

2: 13th annual AAFCA Awards

5: Art Directors Guild (ADG) Awards

6: 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards air on IFC at 5 pm PT

7: Oscar nominees luncheon

8: Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards

9: Costume Designers Guild Awards

12: Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards

13: BAFTA Film Awards ceremony

17: Final Oscars voting begins at 9 PT

17: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) final nomination voting ends

17: Casting Society of America Awards (Artios) ceremony.

19: Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Awards

20: Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards

20: 36th American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards

22: Final Oscar voting ends at 5 pm PT

27: 94th Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre and televised live on ABC

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