Oscars 2017 calendar updated: SAG Awards voting begins Nov. 17

More than three weeks before Oscar nomination ballots go online on Jan. 5, the Screen Actors Guild will have weighed in with its nominations. But these awards, which not surprisingly are a strong bellwether as to who will win the four Oscars for acting, won’t be handed out till five days after Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 24. However, the slate of nominees for the 23rd annual edition of these kudos will be unveiled on Dec. 14.

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By that point in the calendar, the major critics groups will have weighed in with their winners as will the National Board of Review and the AFI. And the Golden Globes reveal their nominees on Dec. 12, two days before SAG does so. However, the rest of the guilds won’t reveal their nominations until much closer to the time of academy voting. Indeed, the editors, writers and art directors roll out their rosters in the three days before Oscar voting commences while the directors, producers, makeup artists & hairstylists and visual effects wizard do so during the nine days of balloting that ends on Jan. 13. The announcement of the nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards will be on Jan. 24, 2017.

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

Below, we detail these key dates.

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Nov. 17 – SAG Awards: Nominations Voting Opens

Nov. 18 – WGA Awards: Film Submissions Close

Nov. 22: PGA Awards: Documentary Nominations Announced

Nov. 22 – Independent Spirit Awards: Nominations Announced

Nov. 25 – Golden Globes: Nominations Voting Opens

Nov. 28 – Gotham Awards
Nov. 28 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Voting Opens
Nov. 28 –  Annie Awards: Nominations Announced

Nov. 29 – National Board of Review: Winners Announced
Nov. 29 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Voting Closes

Nov. 30 – DGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Experts’ Oscars 2017 predictions: ‘La La Land’ still far out front but watch out for ‘Fences’


Dec. 1 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Announced
Dec. 1 – New York Film Critics Circle: Winners Announced
Dec. 1 – PGA Awards: Film Nomination Voting Opens

Dec. 4 – British Independent Film (BIFA) Awards
Dec. 4 – Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Winners Announced

Dec. 5 – Golden Globes: Screening Deadline
Dec. 5 – Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association: Winners Announced

Dec. 6 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 7 – Golden Globes: Press Conferences Deadline

Dec. 8 – AFI Awards: Winners Announced
Dec. 8 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Final Voting Opens

Dec. 9 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Final Voting Closes
Dec. 9 – Golden Globes: Nominations Voting Closes

Dec. 11 – Critics’ Choice Awards
Dec. 11 – SAG Awards: Nominations Voting Closes
Dec. 11 – New York Film Critics Online: Winners Announced

Dec. 12 – Golden Globes: Nominations Announced

Dec. 14 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Voting Opens
Dec. 14 – SAG Awards: Nominations Announced

Dec. 19 – Golden Globes: Final Voting Opens
Dec. 19 – SAG Awards: Final Voting Opens

Experts’ Oscars 2017 predictions for Best Actor:
Casey Affleck (‘Manchester By the Sea’) vs. Denzel Washington (‘Fences’)

Jan. 2 – ACE Eddie Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 2 – CSA Awards: Nominations Announced

Jan. 3 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 3 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 3 -New York Film Critics Circle Awards ceremony

Jan. 4 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 4 – Golden Globes: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 4 – National Board of Review: Ceremony
Jan. 4 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced

Jan. 5 – Oscars: Nominations Voting Opens
Jan. 5 – ADG Awards: Nominations Announced

Jan. 6 – AFI Awards: Ceremony

Jan. 8 – Golden Globes

Jan. 9 – DGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 9 – WGA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 10 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 10 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 10 – MHG Guild Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 10 – VES Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 10 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 10 – PGA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 12 – DGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 12 – DGA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 13 – Oscars: Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 19  – CSA Awards

Jan. 24 – Oscars: Nominations Announced

Jan. 27 – ACE Eddie Awards
Jan. 27 – PGA Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 27 – SAG Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 28 – PGA Awards

Jan. 29 – SAG Awards

Jan. 30 – WGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

Experts’ Oscars 2017 predictions for Best Actress:
Emma Stone (‘La La Land’) still leads but Natalie Portman (‘Jackie’) is gaining

Feb. 3 – DGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 4 – DGA Awards
Feb. 4 – Annie Awards

Feb. 7  -VES Awards

Feb. 8 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 11 – Oscars: Scientific & Technical Awards

Feb. 12 – BAFTA Awards

Feb. 13 – Oscars: Final Voting Opens

Feb. 19 – WGA Awards
Feb. 19 – MHG Awards

Feb. 21 – Oscars: Final Voting Opens

Feb. 25 – Independent Spirit Awards

Feb. 26 – Oscars

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