2019 Oscars calendar updated: AFI announces winners on December 4

Last week, the New York film critics weighed in with their picks for the best pics of the year. On Tuesday (Dec. 4), the American Film Institute is set to release its list of the top 10 homegrown films of 2018. This early attention shines the spotlight on many leading contenders before the guilds reveal their choices. Voting is already under way for both the DGA and SAG Awards nominations.

The AFI has a strong track record at previewing the Best Picture line-up at the Oscars. Since the academy expanded that category in 2009, the AFI has previewed 65 of the 73 nominees that were American-made; that translates into a staggering 89% success rate.

The 91st annual Academy Awards are on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Prior to the Jan. 22 deadline for Oscar nomination ballots, the Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes will have taken place. The BAFTA Awards will have announced nominations as will the actors, directors, producers and writers guilds. And the major critics groups already will have weighed in with their top picks too.

Below, we detail all the key dates on the Oscars calendar.

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

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DECEMBER
Dec. 4 – AFI Awards: Winners Announced

Dec. 5 – ADG Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 6 – Golden Globes: Nominations Announced

Dec. 7 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Voting Closes
Dec. 7 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 8 – MPSE Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 9 – LAFCA: Winners Announced

Dec. 10 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Announced
Dec. 10 – SAG Awards: Nominations Voting Closes
Dec. 10 – ACE Eddie Awards: Film Nomination Voting Opens
Dec. 10 – ASC Awards: Film Nomination Voting Opens
Dec. 10 – MUAHS Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 12 – SAG Awards: Nominations Announced

Dec. 13 – PGA Awards: Film Nomination Voting Opens
Dec. 13 – CAS Awards: Film Nomination Voting Opens

Dec. 14 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 15 – European Film Awards

Dec. 17 – Golden Globes: Final Voting Opens
Dec. 17 – Oscars: Shortlists in 9 categories
Dec. 17 – CDG Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 19 – SAG Awards: Final Voting Opens

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

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JANUARY
Jan. 1 – Annie Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 2 – Golden Globes: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 2 – ASC Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 2 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 3 – ACE Eddie Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 3 – CAS Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 3 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 3 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 4 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 4 – AFI Awards: Ceremony
Jan. 4 – ADG Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 4 – CDG Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 5 – PGA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 6 – Golden Globes

Jan. 7 – Oscars: Nominations Voting Opens
Jan. 7 – ACE Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 7 – ADG Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 7 – ASC Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 7 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 7 – ACE Eddie Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 7 – DGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 7 – MUAHS Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 8 – DGA Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 8 – CAS Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 8: National Board of Review: Ceremony
Jan. 8 – ADG Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 8 – DGA Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 8 – WGA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 9 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Announced

Jan. 10 – CDG Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 10 – MUAHS Awards: Nominations Announced|
Jan. 10 – ASC Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 10 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 10 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Voting Opens

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

Jan. 13 – Critics’ Choice Awards

Jan. 14 – Oscars: Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 15 – VES Awards: Film Nominations Announced

Jan. 16 – MPSE Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 18 – ACE Eddie Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 18 – PGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

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

Jan. 20 – Annie Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 21 – MPSE Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 21 – CDG Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 21 – MPSE Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 21 – MUAHS Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 21 – VES Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 22 – Oscars: Nominations Announced

Jan. 24 – CAS Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 27 – SAG Awards

Jan. 31 – ADG Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 31 – VES Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 31 – WGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

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FEBRUARY
Feb. 1 – DGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 2 – DGA Awards
Feb. 2 – Annie Awards
Feb. 2 – ACE Eddie Awards
Feb. 2 – ADG Awards

Feb. 4: Oscars: Nominees Luncheon

Feb. 5 – VES Awards

Feb. 6 – CAS Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 8 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Closes
Feb. 8 – CDG Awards: Final Voting Closes
Feb. 8 – MUAHS Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 9 – ASC Awards

Feb. 10 – BAFTA Awards

Feb. 11 – WGA Awards
Feb. 11 – MPSE Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 12 – Oscars: Final Voting Opens
Feb. 12 – ASC Awards: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 16 – CAS Awards
Feb. 16 – MUAHS Awards

Feb. 17 – WGA Awards
Feb. 17 – MPSE Awards

Feb. 19 – Oscars: Final Voting Closes
Feb. 19 –  CDG Awards

Feb. 23 – Independent Spirit Awards

Feb. 24 – Oscars

Be sure to make your Oscar nomination predictions so that Hollywood studio executives can see how their films are faring in our Academy Awards odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on January 22.

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