Final voting for the Oscars kicks off on January 30 and runs for just six days before ending at 5 p.m. PT on February 4. Four days after the ballots go live online on Wednesday, the BAFTAs will take place in London on Feb. 2. Both last year and in 2018, these precursor prizes were handed out two days in advance of the start of Academy Awards balloting. In 2017, they were the day before voting began and in 2016 they were given out on the third day of voting.
We’ve already hear from 10 of the 13 guilds: actors, art directors, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, film editors, producers, sound editors and sound mixers. The visual effects wizards weigh in with their picks hours before voting starts. Two guilds (art directors and writers) will hold their awards ceremonies during the voting period for the Oscars.
Jan. 29 – VES Awards
Jan. 29 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Closes
Jan. 30 – Oscars: Final Voting Opens
Jan. 30 – ADG Awards: Final Voting Closes
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 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 winners are announced on February 9.