The third of the big four guilds — the DGA — weighs in with its choices for the best of the year on Saturday, January 25. Oscar watchers are sure to be in attendance. Since the Directors Guild of America aligned its awards with the academy back in 1950 all but eight of its picks went on to earn bragging rights as the director of the Best Picture winner at the Oscars.
But forgive those in attendance at the DGA Awards if they get distracted as results pour in that night from three other precursors prizes given out by the American Society of Cinematography, Cinema Audio Society and Annie Awards.
Final Oscar voting kicks off on January 30 and runs for just six days. The 92nd annual Academy Awards air live on ABC on February 9. For the second year in a row, the ceremony will not have a host.
All of the key dates on the Oscars calendar are detailed below. Winners events are in gold while nomination announcements are italicized.
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
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.