While two of the four major guilds — the actors and producers — weighed in with their picks for the best of the year before Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 23, the directors and writers reveal their winners in the coming weeks before academy voters start casting their final ballots for the Oscars on Feb. 20. The Directors Guild of America holds its awards on Feb. 3 while the Writers Guild of America does likewise on Feb. 11.
Three other guilds (cinematographers, sound editors and visual effects wizards) will also have their say before balloting begins as will the BAFTAs. The three remaining guilds (costume designers, makeup artists & hair stylists, sound mixers) are set to chime in during the eight days of voting for the Oscars by academy members, which ends on Feb. 27. The 90th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC on March 4 and be hosted once again by Jimmy Kimmel.
Note: Winners events are in gold while nomination announcements are italicized.
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 3 – Independent Spirit Awards
March 4 – Oscars
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