All awards and nominations lead to the coveted Academy Awards ceremony. Variety is the industry’s leader in awards analysis, predictions and entertainment business. The key dates and timelines for the 2023-2024 awards season are below. They include significant ceremonies such as the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tonys, and vital industry voting bodies including the Golden Globes, DGA, SAG, PGA and more.
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Upcoming critical dates: Wednesday, Nov. 15, is the deadline to submit Oscars Submission Forms (OSF) in the general entry categories and Representation and Inclusion Standards Entry (RAISE) forms for Best Picture consideration to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 96th Academy Awards consideration. Films will not be accepted for consideration after the deadline.
For a feature film to be considered for the 96th Awards, the film’s distributor or producer must upload a scanned, signed copy of the OSF and legal billing (complete on-screen credits) via our submission website. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. PT on Nov. 15.
Updated: Nov. 13, 2023
Oct. 2 – Final submission deadline for Documentary Feature Film and International Feature Film categories for Academy Awards / Golden Globes submissions website opens
Oct. 4 – SAG Awards submissions open
Oct. 11 — Grammy Awards nominations voting begins
Oct. 16 – Final submission deadline for Animated Short Film, Documentary Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories for Academy Awards
Oct. 20 — Grammy Awards nominations voting closes.
Oct. 24 – Gotham Awards nominations announced / Student Academy Awards / IDA Documentary shortlist announced
Nov. 1 – Final submission deadline for music (original score) and music (original song) categories for the Academy Awards / Writers Guild of America Awards (WGA) submissions open in all categories / American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddie) submissions open
Nov. 6 – Golden Globes submission deadline / SAG Awards Submissions Close at 5:00 p.m. PT
Nov. 7 — IDA member viewing platform opens
Nov. 8 – Country Music Awards
Nov. 10 – Grammy Awards nominations announced
Nov. 13 – Critics Choice submissions close for TV categories
Nov. 14 – Critics Choice Nominating Committees begin deliberations for TV
Nov. 15 – Deadline to submit Oscars Submission Forms (OSF) in the general entry categories and Representation and Inclusion Standards Entry (RAISE) forms for Best Picture consideration to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 96th Academy Awards consideration. Films will not be accepted for consideration after the deadline.
Nov. 20 – Golden Globes TV ballots sent / Directors Guild of America (DGA) submission deadline for film entries
Nov. 21 — International Documentary Association Awards (IDA) nominations are announced and final voting begins
Nov. 27 – 33rd Annual Gotham Awards / Golden Globes deadline for TV ballots at 5:00 p.m. PST
Nov. 28 – Golden Globes nomination ballots for films sent to members
Nov. 30 — New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) winners announced
Dec. 1 – Critics Choice sends out film nomination ballots to branch members; Nominating Committees render recommendations for TV
Dec. 3 – Kennedy Center Honors
Dec. 4 — SAG Awards Nominations voting opens / Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Cinema & Television: Honoring Black, Latino and AAPI Achievements ceremony
Dec. 5 – Critics Choice TV nominations announced at 9:00 a.m. PST / IDA final voting ends
Dec. 6 – National Board of Review winners announced / ICG Publicists Awards TV nominations / Golden Globes ballots for film due at 5:00 p.m. PST
Dec. 8 – Critics Choice deadline for returning film nomination ballots.
Dec. 10 — Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) winners announced
Dec. 11 – Golden Globe Awards nominations announced / Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards nominations voting opens / Art Directors Guild nomination voting begins / IDA Awards ceremony
Dec. 12 – Producers Guild of America Awards (PGA) nominations announced – documentary
Dec. 13 – Critics Choice Film nominations announced at 9:00 a.m. PST.
Dec. 14-18 – Oscars preliminary voting in nine categories with varying numbers to be shortlisted — documentary feature (15), documentary short subject (10), international feature (15), makeup and hairstyling (10), sound (10), original score (15), original song (15), animated short film (10), live action short film (10) and visual effects (10)
Dec. 14 — Final Grammy Awards voting opens.
Dec. 15 – Producers Guild of America (PGA) nominations announced – sports, children and short form / Golden Globes final ballots sent to voters / American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddie) submissions close
Dec. 15-17 – Children & Family Emmys
Dec. 16 — Asian American Awards
Dec. 21 – Oscars shortlist announced in nine categories (documentary feature, documentary short, international feature, makeup and hairstyling, sound, original score, original song, animated short film, live action short and visual effects
Dec. 22 — WGA Awards submission deadline
Jan. 2 – Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards nominations
Jan. 3 – Golden Globes ballots due at 5:00 p.m. PST / New York Film Critics Circle gala
Jan. 4 – Palm Springs International Film Awards / Final Grammy Awards voting closes.
Jan. 5 – Critics Choice final ballots go out to film and TV branch members / Art Directors Guild nomination voting ends at 5:00 p.m. PST.
Jan. 6 — National Society of Film Critics Awards announced
Jan. 6-7 – Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Jan. 7 – 81st Annual Golden Globes / SAG Awards nominations voting closes at 5:00 p.m. PST
Jan. 9 – DGA Awards nomination voting closes and DGA documentary feature, TV and commercial nominees announced / Academy’s Governors Awards (rescheduled from Nov. 18) / Cinema Audio Society nominations / Art Directors Guild of America (ADG) nominations announced / American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddie) nomination ballots sent to voters
Jan. 10 – Directors Guild of America Awards nominations for feature films announced, and final voting opens / SAG Awards nominations announced / ICG Publicists Awards film nominations announced
Jan. 11-16 – Oscar nominations voting begins for eligible members.
Jan. 11 – American Society of Cinematographers nominations announced / National Board of Review gala
Jan. 12 – Producers Guild of America Awards nominations (theatrical, animated and TV series) announced / AFI Awards / Critics Choice deadline for returning ballots for film & TV
Jan. 13 – Oscars visual effects nominating screening (bake-off) / Los Angeles Film Critics Awards ceremony
Jan. 14 – 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards / Oscars makeup and hairstyling nominating screening and sound nominating screening (bake-off)
Jan. 15 – 75th Primetime Emmy Awards (rescheduled from Sept. 18)
Jan. 17 — SAG Awards final voting opens
Jan. 18 – BAFTA Film Awards nominations
Jan. 22 — Art Directors Guild of America final voting for winners opens / WGA Awards nominations online voting opens / American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddie) nomination voting closes
Jan. 23 – 96th Oscar nominations announced
Jan. 25 — American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddie) nominations announced
Feb. 2 — American Cinema Editors (ACE Eddie) final ballots sent to voters
Feb. 4 – 66th Grammy Awards
Feb. 5 — Dorian Awards nominations (Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics)
Feb. 8 — Art Directors Guild of America final voting for winners ends
Feb. 9 — DGA Awards final voting closes / WGA Awards nominations online voting closes
Feb. 10 — 76th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards / 28th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards (ADG)
Feb. 12 – Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Feb. 18 – BAFTA Film Awards / Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
Feb. 20 — ACE Eddies voting closes
Feb. 21 — WGA Awards nominations announced
Feb. 22 – Final Oscars voting begins at 9:00 a.m. PST
Feb. 23 – Sci-Tech Oscars / SAG Awards final voting closes at noon PST / WGA Awards final voting begins
Feb. 24 – 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards)
Feb. 25 – Film Independent Spirit Awards / Producers Guild of America Awards
Feb. 27 – Final Oscars voting ends at 5:00 p.m. PST
March 2 – Cinema Audio Society Awards
March 3 – American Society of Cinematographer Awards / ACE Eddie Awards ceremony
March 8 – ICG Publicists Awards / WGA Awards final voting closes
March 10 – 96th Oscars
April 14 — 76th Annual Writers Guild Awards
OSCARS PREDICTIONS CATEGORIES
BEST PICTURE | DIRECTOR | BEST ACTOR | BEST ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE | PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | INTERNATIONAL FEATURE | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | LIVE ACTION SHORT
ABOUT THE ACADEMY AWARDS
The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the nearly 10,000-person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers
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