2020 Oscars calendar: Gotham Awards are on December 2

While the 92nd annual Academy Awards are still more than two months away, the first of the precursor prizes will be handed out at the 29th annual Gotham Awards on Monday, December 2. These kudos are presented by the Independent Film Project, with the winners decided by juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors and others directly involved in making films.

In four of the last five years, the Gotham Awards winner for Best Feature has been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and three of them won: “Birdman” (2014), “Spotlight” (2015) and “Moonlight” (2016). In 2017 the top Gotham Award went to “Call Me by Your Name,” which subsequently earned a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars and won Best Adapted Screenplay. Last year’s top pick, “The Rider,” was snubbed by the academy.

Prior to the Jan. 7 deadline for Oscar nomination ballots, the 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 will have weighed in with their top picks too.

Below, we detail these key dates.

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

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DECEMBER
Dec. 2 – Gotham Awards
Dec. 2 – Annie Awards: Nominations Announced
Dec. 2 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Voting Opens
Dec. 2 – DGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 3- National Board of Review: Winners Announced
Dec. 3 – CDG Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Dec. 3 – MUAHS Awards: Final Voting Opens

Dec. 4 – AFI Awards: Winners Announced
Dec. 4- NYFCC: Winners Announced
Dec. 4 – CAS Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Dec. 4 – Golden Globes: Screening Deadline

Dec. 6 – ADG Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Dec. 6 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Voting Closes
Dec. 6 – Golden Globes: Nominations Voting Closes

Dec. 7 – European Film Awards

Dec. 8 – LAFCA: Winners Announced
Dec. 8 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Nominations Announced
Dec. 8 – SAG Awards: Nominations Voting Closes

Dec. 9 – ADG Awards: Nominations Announced
Dec. 9 – Golden Globes: Nominations Announced
Dec. 9 – ACE Awards: Film Nomination Voting Closes
Dec. 9 – MPSE Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Dec. 9 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Opens

Dec. 10 – CAS Awards: Nominations Announced
Dec. 10 – CDG Awards: Nominations Announced

Dec. 11 – ACE Awards: Nominations Announced
Dec. 11 – SAG Awards: Nominations Announced

Dec. 12 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Voting Opens
Dec. 12 – PGA Awards: Film Nomination Voting Opens

Dec. 13 – MPSE Awards: Nominations Announced

Dec. 16 – Oscars: Shortlists in 9 categories
Dec. 16 – ACE Awards: Final Voting Opens
Dec. 16 – ASC Awards: Film Nomination Voting Opens

Dec. 17 – SAG Awards: Final Voting Opens

Dec. 18 – ADG Awards: Final Voting Opens
Dec. 18 – MPSE Awards: Final Voting Opens

Dec. 19 – Golden Globes: Final Voting Opens

Dec. 30 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Voting Closes
Dec. 30 – Golden Globes: Final Voting Closes

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JANUARY
Jan. 1 – Annie Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 2 – Oscars: Nominations Voting Opens
Jan. 2 – ASC Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 2 – CAS Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 2 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 3 – ASC Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 3 – CDG Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 3 – MUAHS Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 3 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 4 – ASC Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 5 – Golden Globes

Jan. 6 – VES Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 6 – WGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced

Jan. 6 – ACE Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 6 – DGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 6 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Voting Closes

Jan. 7 – Oscars: Nominations Voting Closes
Jan. 7 – BAFTA Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 7 – DGA Awards: Nominations Announced
Jan. 7 – PGA Awards: Film Nominations Announced
Jan. 7 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 7 – PGA Awards: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 7 – WGA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 8 – DGA Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 9 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Final Voting Opens

Jan. 10 – Critics’ Choice Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 11 – MUAHS Awards

Jan. 12 – Critics’ Choice Awards
Jan. 12 – Annie Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 13 – Oscars: Nominations Announced

Jan. 14 – CAS Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 15 – MPSE Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 16 – PGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 17 – ACE Awards
Jan. 17 – CDG Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 17 – SAG Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 18 – PGA Awards

Jan. 19 – MPSE Awards
Jan. 19 – SAG Awards

Jan. 21 – ASC Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 21 – WGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 24 – DGA Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 25 – Annie Awards
Jan. 25 – ASC Awards
Jan. 25 – CAS Awards
Jan. 25 – DGA Awards

Jan. 28 –  CDG Awards

Jan. 29 – VES Awards
Jan. 29 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Closes

Jan. 30 – Oscars: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 30 – ADG Awards: Final Voting Closes

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FEBRUARY
Feb. 1 – ADG Awards
Feb. 1 – WGA Awards

Feb. 2 – BAFTA Awards

Feb. 4 – Oscars: Final Voting Closes

Feb. 8 – Independent Spirit Awards

Feb. 9 – 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 13.

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