Here it is, nearly four months away from the Oscars and award season is already in full swing. Here are some key dates to mark on your calendars:

Friday: Motion picture sound editor entry forms available on website; Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences animation print due.

Nov. 20: British Academy of Film and Television Arts entry deadline.


Nov. 21: Costume Designers Guild submission forms available.

Nov. 26: Screen Actors Guild nominations ballots mailed; HFPA deadline for nomination ballots mailed.

Nov. 30: British Independent Film Awards in London.

Dec. 1: American Cinematheque Awards; ASIFA Annie Awards nominations announced; PGA theatrical motion picture nomination ballots available; Broadcast Film Critics ballots mailed to BFCA members; Directors Guild of America nominations ballot mailed.

Dec. 2: Gotham Awards, New York.

Dec. 4: Grammy nominations announced; Writers Guild of America film ballots go live online; National Board of Review of Motion Pictures announce winners.

Dec. 5: American Cinema Editors submissions for nominations end; International Documentary Awards at the DGA Theater; Cinema Audio Society entry submissions due by 5 p.m.; Motion Picture Sound Editors entry forms due.

Dec. 6: HFPA final film screening date.

Dec. 7: HFPA final date for motion picture press conference; Broadcast Film Critics nominations ballots due.

Dec. 8: Washington Area Film Critics announce; BAFTA first round of voting; HFPA nominations due; ASIFA Annie Awards deadline to receive materials.

Dec. 9: Broadcast Film Critics Awards.

Dec. 10: Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. vote and announce.

Dec. 11: HFPA nominations announced at 5 a.m.; Chicago Film Critics announce.

Dec. 14: Boston Film Critics vote and announce; AFI 10 Movies of the Year announced.

Dec. 15: ACE nominations ballots mailed; CDG submission forms due. Toronto Film Critics announce; San Diego Film Critics announce; San Francisco Film Critics vote and announce; St. Louis Film Critics announce; Southeast Film Critics announce.

Dec. 16: Phoenix Film Critics Society announce; SAG nomination ballots due by noon; CAS nominations ballots mailed.

Dec. 17: MPSE nomination ballots mailed.

Dec. 18: BAFTA final screening date; SAG nominations announced at Pacific Design Center.