Following the announcement of the Oscar nominations on March 15, the first two guilds to weigh in with their winners will be the writers and producers. The Writers Guild of America Awards take place on March 21 while the Producers Guild of America Awards are on March 24.
The WGA Awards has its limits as a barometer of the Oscars because guild rules render certain scripts ineligible for consideration. This year, three of the Oscar-nominated screenplays were ruled out of the running: the original script for “Minari” and the adaptations of “The Father” and “Nomadland.
The PGA Awards lineup includes seven of the Best Picture Oscar nominees — “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” — plus “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “One Night in Miami.” The other Oscar contender is “The Father.” In the 31-year history of these awards, the PGA pick for best pic has gone on to take home the top Academy Award a whopping 21 times.
All of the key dates on the Oscars calendar are detailed below. Winners events are in gold while nomination announcements are italicized.
March 15 – Oscars: Nominations Announced
March 17 – CDG Awards: Final Voting Opens
March 17 – VES Awards: Final Voting Opens
March 18 – MUAHS Awards: Final Voting Closes
March 19 – ACE Awards: Final Voting Opens
March 19 – PGA Awards: Final Voting Closes
March 21 – WGA Awards
March 24 – PGA Awards
March 24 – CAS Awards: Final Voting Opens
March 25 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Opens
March 26 – ACE Awards: Final Voting Closes
March 29 – Annie Awards: Final Voting Opens
March 29 – CDG Awards: Final Voting Closes
March 29 – VES Awards: Final Voting Closes
March 30 – SAG Awards: Final Voting Closes
April 3 – MUAHS Awards
April 4 – SAG Awards
April 6 – VES Awards
April 6 – CAS Awards: Final Voting Closes
April 7 – ADG Awards: Final Voting Closes
April 7 – BAFTA Awards: Final Voting Closes
April 9 – Annie Awards: Final Voting Closes
April 9 – DGA Awards: Final Voting Closes
April 10 – ADG Awards
April 10 – DGA Awards
April 11 – BAFTA Awards
April 12 – MPSE Awards: Final Voting Ends
April 13 – CDG Awards
April 15 – Oscars: Final Voting Opens
April 16 – Annie Awards
April 16 – MPSE Awards
April 17 – CAS Awards
April 18 – ACE Awards
April 20 – Oscars: Final Voting Closes
April 22 – Independent Spirit Awards
April 25 – Oscars
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