2020 Oscars calendar of key dates: Academy Awards shortlists in 9 categories on December 16, nominations on January 13

The academy will release the shortlists in nine categories on Monday, December 16. The hopefuls in a wide range of races will find out if they are still in contention for the 92nd annual Academy Awards. Among these are the marquee awards for Best International Feature Film (which will be pared down to 10 films from the 92 submitted) and Best Documentary Feature (which will go from 159 to 15).

The race for Best Visual Effects, which has already been narrowed down to 20 films, will be cut in half. Both music awards – Best Original Song and Best Original Score — will be winnowed down to 15 contenders while the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category will have just 10. And the three categories at the Oscars for shorts – animated, documentary and live-action — will be culled from dozens of submissions to 10 apiece.

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. 16 – Oscars: Shortlists in 9 categories
Dec. 16 – MPSE Awards: Nominations Announced
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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