Prior to final balloting for the Oscars beginning on Feb. 6, we will have heard from two key guilds — the Producers and the Screen Actors — as well as those of the art directors, film editors and visual effect wizards.
The Directors Guild ballots are due the same Friday that Oscar voting starts with these precursor prizes handed out the following day. And on the Sunday (Feb. 8), the British are coming with their results (just hours before the Grammys.)
Valentine’s Day weekend will be a busy one, with five groups doling out awards: cinematographers, makeup/hairstylists, sound editors, sound mixers and writers. The final guild — the costume designers — doesn’t announce until several hours after Oscar voting closes on Feb. 17.
As always, the Indie Spirits are on the Saturday before Oscar Sunday, Feb. 22.
Below, we detail all of these key dates.
Note: Winners events are in gold
Jan. 23 – SAG Awards: Final Ballots Due (Voting opened Dec. 16)
Jan. 23 – SAG Awards: Final Ballots Due (Voting opened Jan. 5)
Jan. 24 – PGA Awards
Jan. 25 – SAG Awards
Jan. 29 – WGA Awards: Voting Closes (opened Jan. 8)
Jan. 30 – American Cinema Editors Awards
Jan. 31 – USC Scripter Awards
Jan. 31 – Annie Awards
Jan. 31 – Art Directors Guild Awards
Feb. 2 – Oscars: Nominees Luncheon
Feb. 4 – BAFTA Awards: Ballots Due (Voting opened Jan. 9)
Feb. 4 – Visual Effects Society Awards
Feb. 6 – DGA Awards: Ballots Due
Feb. 6 – Oscars: Final Ballots Mailed/Online
Feb. 7 – DGA Awards
Feb. 7 – Oscars: Sci-Tech Awards
Feb. 8 – BAFTA Awards
Feb. 14 – Cinema Audio Society Awards
Feb. 14 – Makeup & Hairstylist Guild Awards
Feb. 14 – WGA Awards
Feb. 15 – Amer. Soc. of Cinematographers Awards
Feb. 15 – Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards
Feb. 17 – Oscars: Final Ballots Due
Feb. 17 – Costume Designers Guild Awards
Feb. 21 – Indie Spirit Awards
Feb. 22 – Oscars