2020 Oscars calendar of key dates: BAFTAs voting begins on December 12, nominations on January 7

Members of the British Academy of Film and Television Academy begin to vote on nominations for the 73rd annual BAFTAs on December 12. They have until Dec. 30 to complete their ballots online. The slate of contenders will be revealed on January 7, just hours before the voting window for Oscar nominations closes.

The BAFTAs will be handed out in London on February 2. That is two days before the deadline for academy members to cast their final ballots. The 92nd Academy Awards take place on Sunday, February 9.

Since the BAFTAs moved up in 2000 to take place before the Oscars, these kudos have foreseen eight of the 18 Best Picture Oscar winners. The British academy previewed the Oscar wins for “Gladiator” (2001), “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2004) and “Slumdog Millionaire” (2009). And they got it right in the first five years of the expanded Best Picture race: “The Hurt Locker” (2010), “The King’s Speech” (2011), “The Artist” (2012), “Argo” (2013) and “12 Years a Slave” (2014).

All of the key dates on the Oscars calendar are detailed below. Winners events are in gold while nomination announcements are italicized.

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DECEMBER
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

PREDICT the Oscar nominations now; change them until January 13

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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