Oscars calendar: Dates for critics’ awards, National Board of Review and …

After shifting into March to get out of the way of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Oscars are heading back to February next year, with the 87th annual edition of these kudos to take place on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

In the 90 days leading up to Oscar Sunday, a slew of precursor prizes will be handed out. While the last of these will be the Indie Spirit Awards, which take place just 24 hours before the Oscars, those nominations were announced on Nov. 25.

Prior to the Jan. 8 deadline for Oscar nomination ballots, the major critics groups will have weighed in with winners while the Golden Globes, SAG and Critics’ Choice Awards will have announced nominations as will the following guilds (producers, writers, art directors, costume designers and editors). 

Below, we detail these key dates. 

Note: Winners events are in gold while nomination announcments are italicized

Dec. 1 – New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Winners Announced
Dec. 1 – Gotham Film Awards

Dec. 2 – National Board of Review Awards: Winners Announced
Dec. 2 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Open

Dec. 3 – DGA Awards: Film Nominations Open

Dec. 4 – WGA Awards: TV Nominations Announced

Dec. 7 – Los Angeles Film Critics Assn: Winners Announced

Dec. 8 – AFI Awards: Winners Announced
Dec. 8 – Online Film Critics Society: Nominations Announced
Dec. 8 – Golden Globes: Nomination Ballots Due
Dec. 8 – SAG Awards: Nomination Ballots Due
Dec. 8 – Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Nomination Ballots Online

Dec. 10 – SAG Awards: Nominations Announced
Dec. 10 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Open

Dec. 11 – Golden Globes: Nominations Announced

Dec. 12 – Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Nomination Ballots Due

Dec. 15 – Online Film Critics Society: Winners Announced
Dec. 15 – Critics Choice Movie Awards: Nominations Announced

Dec. 16 – SAG Awards: Final Ballots Mailed

Dec. 22 – Golden Globes: Ballots Mailed

Dec. 29 – Oscars: Nomination Ballots Mailed/Online

Jan. 2 – American Cinema Editors: Nominations Announced

Jan. 2 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Close

Jan. 4 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Close

Jan. 5 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 5 – Art Directors Guild: Nominations Announced
Jan. 5 – PGA Awards: Voting Opens
Jan. 5 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Close
Jan. 5 – New York Film Critics Circle: Ceremony

Jan. 6 – National Board of Review: Ceremony

Jan. 7 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 7 – Costume Designers Guild: Nominations Announced
Jan. 7 – Golden Globes: Ballots Due

Jan. 8 – Oscars: Nomination Ballots Due
Jan. 8 – USC Scripter: Nominees Announced
Jan. 8 – WGA Awards: Voting Opens

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