Remember to use guilds as guidepost to Oscar nominations

Oscar prognosticators know to look to the guilds for guidance when making their predictions. We have already heard from the big four — actors, writers, producers and directors — as to their picks for the best in their respective fields.

Beginning Wednesday (Jan. 8), the below-the-line crafts begin to unveil their nominees. All but the sound editors will have announced their nominations before the Academy Awards reveal their lineup on Jan. 16.

Below, a timeline for these guilds and their upcoming kudofests. 

American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 
Nominations: Jan. 8
28th Awards: Feb. 1

Costume Designers Guild (CDG)
Nominations: Jan. 8
16th Awards: Feb, 22

Art Directors Guild (ADG)
Nominations: Jan. 9
18th Awards: Feb 8

American Cinema Editors (ACE)
Nominations: Jan. 10
64th Awards: Feb. 15

Visual Effects Society (VES)
Nominations: Jan. 13
12th Awards: Feb. 12

Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild
Nominations: Jan. 13
6th Awards: Feb. 15

Cinema Audio Society (CAS)
Nominations: Jan. 14
50th Awards: Feb. 22

Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE)
Nominations: Jan. 17
61st Awards: Feb. 16

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