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
Sunday, December 20 – Los Angeles Film Critics Awards
Monday, December 21 – Florida Film Critics Awards
Monday, December 21 – Chicago Film Critics Awards
Monday, December 28 – North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations
Thursday, December 31 – Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards


Monday, January 4 –North Carolina Film Critics Association Winners Announced
Friday, January 9  – National Society of Film Critics
Saturday, January 9 – National Society of Film Critics Awards
Monday, January 11 — Gotham Independent Film Awards
Monday, January 11 – San Diego Film Critics Society
Friday, January 15 – Seatle Film Critics Society
Saturday, January 16 – WGA Nominations
Saturday, January 16 – International Documentary Association
Sunday, January 17 – St. Louis Film Critics Association
Sunday, January 18th – San Fransico Bay Area Film Critics
Friday, January 24 – Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Tuesday, January 26 – Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced
Tuesday, January 26 – National Board of Review Winners Announced
Sunday, January 31 — Grammy Awards


Monday, February 1 – Satellite Nominations
Wednesday, February 3 – Golden Globe Nominations
Thursday, February 4 – Grammy Awards
Sunday, February 7 – Critics’ Choice Film + TV Nominations
Monday, February 8 – Washington DC Area Film Critics
Tuesday, February 9 – Oscar Shortlists Announced
Monday, February 15 – Seattle Film Critics Society
Monday, February 16 – Writers Guild of America Nominations
Thursday, February 19 – Nevada Film Critics Society
Friday, February 26th – American Film Institute Awards
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
Friday, March 5 – Hollywood Critics Association Awards
Friday, March 7 – Critics Choice Awards
Saturday, March 8 – Producer Guild of America Nominations
Sunday, March 9 – American Society of Cinematographers Nominations
Sunday, March 9 –Directors Guild of America Film Nominations
Monday, March 8 – Visual Effects Society Nominations
Thursday, March 12 – Detroit Film Critics Society
Sunday, March 14 –Screen Actors Guild Awards
Monday, March 15 – Academy Award Nominations
Monday, March 21 – Writer Guild of America
Thursday, March 24 – Producers Guild of America Awards

APRIL 2021

Sunday, April 4 – Screen Actors Guild Nominations
Tuesday, April 6 –Visual Effects Society Awards
Wednesday, April 7 – African American Film Critics Associaton
Saturday, April 10 – Directors Guild of America Awards
Saturday, April 10 — Art Directors Guild Awards
Sunday, April 11 – BAFTAs
April 13 – Costume Designer Guilds Awards
Friday, April 16 — Annie Awards
Saturday, April 17 – Cinema Audio Society Awards
Sunday, April 18 – American Cinema Editor Awards
Sunday, April 18 – Golden Reel Awards
Sunday, April 18 – American Society of Cinematographers Nominations
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

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