The 2020-2021 Awards Season Calendar

Your guide to the when, where, what, and who for the biggest awards of the season.

by | September 28, 2020 | Comments

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With the film industry drastically changed in 2020, awards season is also looking quite different this year, as nearly every planned ceremony for 2021 has been pushed. But there’s plenty to celebrate in film and television, especially since the entire world has had plenty of time to catch up over the past few months.

The Oscars, Golden Globes, and BAFTAS have already announced the dates of their 2021 ceremonies, including when the nominations will be announced, but other awards bodies that have postponed their events will release that information at a later date.

Keep track of the constantly changing 2020-21 awards season landscape with the schedule of nomination announcements and awards ceremonies below — we’ll continue to update it with more news and information as it becomes available.


Sunday, September 20 – 72nd Emmy Awards (ABC, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT)


Monday, October 19 – Critics’ Choice Documentary Nominations


Thursday, November 12 – Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations
Thursday, November 12 – Critics’ Choice Documentary Nominations
Tuesday, November 24 – International Documentary Association Awards Nominations


Saturday, December 12 – European Film Awards
Friday, December 18 – New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Monday, December 28 – North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations


Monday, January 4 –North Carolina Film Critics Association Winners Announced
Saturday, January 9 – National Society of Film Critics Awards
Monday, January 11 — Gotham Independent Film Awards
Tuesday, January 26 – Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced
Tuesday, January 26 – National Board of Review Winners Announced
Sunday, January 31 — Grammy Awards


Wednesday, February 3 – Golden Globe Nominations
Thursday, February 4 – Screen Actors Guild Nominations
Tuesday, February 9 – Oscar Shortlists Announced
Sunday, February 28 — Golden Globe Awards

MARCH 2021

Monday, March 1 – Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Nominations
Tuesday, March 2 – Cinema Audio Society Nominations
Wednesday, March 3 — Annie Awards Nominations
Monday, March 8 – Visual Effects Society Nominations
Sunday, March 14 –Screen Actors Guild Awards
Monday, March 15 – Academy Award Nominations

APRIL 2021

Tuesday, April 6 – Visual Effects Society Awards
Saturday, April 10 – Directors Guild of America Awards
Saturday, April 10 — Art Directors Guild Awards
Sunday, April 11 – BAFTAs
Friday, April 16 — Annie Awards
Saturday, April 17 – Cinema Audio Society Awards
Sunday, April 18 – Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards
Saturday, April 24 — Film Independent Spirit Awards
Sunday, April 25 – 93rd Academy Awards

MAY 2021

Tuesday, May 11 – BRIT Awards


TBD – Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ EDA Awards Nominations
TBD – American Society of Cinematographers Nominations
TBD – Art Directors Guild Nominations
TBD – Association of Cinema Editors Eddie Nominations
TBD – BAFTAs Nominations
TBD – Black Reel Awards Nominations
TBD – British Independent Film Awards Nominations
TBD – Costume Designers Guild Awards Nominations
TBD – Critics’ Choice Film + TV Nominations
TBD – Directors Guild of America Film Nominations
TBD – Directors Guild of AmericaTV + Documentary Nominations
TBD – GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Dorian Awards Nominations
TBD – GLAAD Media Awards Nominations
TBD – Grammy Awards Nominations
TBD – Makeup and Hairstyling Guild Nominations
TBD – Online Film Critics Society Nominations
TBD – Online Film & Television Association Film Nominations
TBD – Producers Guild of America Award Nominations
TBD – Producers Guild of America Documentary Nominations
TBD – Razzie Nominations
TBD – Satellite Nominations
TBD – Seattle Film Critics Nominations
TBD – USC Scripter Nominations
TBD – Writers Guild of America Film Nominations
TBD – Writers Guild of America TV Nominations


TBD – AACTA Awards
TBD – AARP Movies For Grownups
TBD – AFI Awards Honorees Announced
TBD – AFI Awards Luncheon
TBD – African-American Film Critics Association Awards
TBD – Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ EDA Awards
TBD – American Society of Cinematographers Awards
TBD – Ariel Awards
TBD – Art Directors Guild Awards
TBD – Association of Cinema Editors Eddie Awards
TBD – Black Film Critics Circle Awards
TBD – Black Reel Awards
TBD – Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
TBD – British Independent Film Awards
TBD – Chicago Critics Awards
TBD – Costume Designers Guild Awards
TBD – Critics’ Choice Film + TV Awards
TBD – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
TBD – GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Dorian Awards
TBD – GLAAD Media Awards
TBD – Hollywood Critics Association Awards
TBD – Hollywood Film Awards
TBD – Houston Film Critics Awards
TBD – International Documentary Association Awards
TBD – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
TBD – Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Winners Announced
TBD – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
TBD – Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Awards
TBD – Makeup and Hairstyling Guild Awards
TBD – NAACP Image Awards
TBD – National Board of Review Awards
TBD – New York Film Critics Circle Awards
TBD – New York Film Critics Online Awards
TBD – Online Film Critics Society Winners Announced
TBD – Online Film & Television Association Film Winners Announced
TBD – People’s Choice Awards
TBD – Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards
TBD – Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
TBD – Producers Guild of America Awards
TBD – Producers Guild of America Documentary Awards
TBD – Razzie Awards
TBD – San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards
TBD – Satellite Awards
TBD – Seattle Film Critics Awards
TBD – USC Scripter Awards
TBD – Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
TBD – Writers Guild of America Awards

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