2018 Oscars calendar updated: BAFTA nominations voting begins on Dec. 15

Members of the British Academy of Film and Television Academy begin to vote on nominations for the 71st annual BAFTAs on Dec. 15. They have until Jan. 2, 2018 to complete their ballots online with the slate of contenders to be revealed one week later on Jan. 9. That is three days before the deadline for Oscar voters to weigh in with their choices for nominations.

The BAFTAs will be handed out in London on Feb. 18. That is two days before Oscar voters begin final voting. The 90th annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 4.

Since the BAFTAs moved up in 2000 to take place before the Oscars, these kudos have foreseen eight of the 16 Best Picture Oscar winners. Last year, the BAFTAs went with “La La Land” over eventual Oscar winner “Moonlight.” Likewise in 2016, it opted for “The Revenant” instead of the academy’s choice “Spotlight” and in 2014 it’s pick was “Boyhood” while Best Picture at the Oscars went to “Birdman.” However, they got it right in the first five years of the expanded Best Picture race: “The Hurt Locker” (2010), “The King’s Speech” (2011), “The Artist” (2012), “Argo” (2013) and “12 Years a Slave” (2014).  And the British academy also previewed the Oscar wins for “Gladiator” (2001), “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2004) and “Slumdog Millionaire” (2009).

Prior to the Jan. 12 deadline for Oscar nomination ballots, the Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes will have taken place. Besides BAFTA, the directors, producers and writers guilds will all announce their nominees in the preceding week.

Note: Winners events are in gold while nomination announcements are italicized.

DECEMBER
Dec. 14 – CAS Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 15 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 18 – Golden Globes: Final Voting Opens
Dec. 18 – CDG Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 19 – SAG Awards: Final Voting Opens

Dec. 28 – ACE Eddie Awards: Film Nomination Voting Closes
Dec. 28 – MUAHS Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

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JANUARY
Jan. 2 – Annie Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 3 – ACE Eddie Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 3 – ADG Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 3 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 3 – CAS Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 3 – Golden Globes: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 3 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 4 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 4 – ADG Awards: Nominations Announced

Jan. 4 – CDG Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 4 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 4 – National Board of Review: Ceremony

Jan. 5 – Oscars: Nominations Voting Opens
Jan. 5 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 5 – MUAHS Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 5 – AFI Awards: Ceremony
Jan. 5 – ASC Awards: Film Nomination Voting Closes
Jan. 5 – ACE Eddie Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 5 – PGA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan 6 – National Society of Film Critics

Jan. 7 – Golden Globes

Jan. 8 – ADG Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 8 – MPSE Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens
Jan. 8 – WGA Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 8 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 9 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 9 – National Board of Review: Ceremony
Jan. 9 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 9 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 10 – ASC Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 10 – CAS Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 10 – CDG Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 10 – DGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 10 – ASC Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 11 – Critics’ Choice Awards
Jan. 11 – DGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 11 – DGA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 12 – Oscars: Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 15: NAACP Image Awards
Jan. 15 – VES Awards: Film Nominations Announced

Jan. 17 – MPSE Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 18 – ACE Eddie Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 19 – PGA Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 19 – SAG Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 20 – PGA Awards

Jan. 21 – SAG Awards

Jan. 22 – MPSE Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 22 – MPSE Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 23 – Oscars: Nominations Announced
Jan. 23 – Annie Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 24 – CDG Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 25 – ADG Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 25 – MUAHS Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 25 – VES Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 26 – ACE Eddie Awards

Jan. 27 – ADG Awards

Jan. 29 – WGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

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FEBRUARY
Feb. 2 – CAS Awards: Final Voting Opens

Feb. 2 – DGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 3 – DGA Awards
Feb. 3 – Annie Awards

Feb. 5: Oscars: Nominees Luncheon

Feb. 8 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Closes
Feb. 8 – VES Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 10 – USC Scripter Awards
Feb. 10 – Oscars: Scientific & Technical Awards

Feb. 11 – WGA Awards

Feb. 12 – ASC Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 13 – VES Awards

Feb. 14 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Closes
Feb. 14 – CAS Awards: Final Voting Closes
Feb. 14 – CDG Awards: Final Voting Closes
Feb. 14 – MPSE Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 16 – MUAHS Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 17 – ASC Awards

Feb. 18 – BAFTA Awards
Feb. 18 – MPSE Awards

Feb. 20 – Oscars: Final Voting Opens
Feb. 20 – CDG Awards

Feb. 24 – CAS Awards
Feb. 24 – MUAHS Awards

Feb. 27 – Oscars: Final Voting Closes

MARCH

March 3 – Independent Spirit Awards

March 4 – Oscars

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