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All the dates for 2021’s trippy awards show season

Four Oscar statuettes are pictured for the Academy Awards
Oscar statuettes
(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

Trying to keep up with the changing awards season dates, due to COVID-19 delays? We have you covered.

Here’s a guide to keep track of Hollywood’s biggest nights in 2021.

Our BuzzMeter film experts predict the 2021 Oscar winners. You can vote, too - polls are open in all 10 categories they pick.

January 2021

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Jan. 11: Gotham Awards

Jan. 18: Critics’ Choice Awards TV nominations announced

Jan. 26: National Board of Review Awards

Jan. 26: Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced

“Hamilton” is eligible, while “Minari” is shunted aside. Yes, it’s the Golden Globes.

February 2021

Feb. 1: Oscars preliminary voting begins

Feb. 3: Golden Globes nominees announced

Feb. 3: Writers Guild of America TV nominations announced

Feb. 4 : Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations announced

Feb. 8: Critics’ Choice Awards film nominations announced

Feb. 9: Oscars shortlists announced

Feb.12: Writers Guild of America Awards film screenplay nominations announced

Feb. 25: Art Directors Guild nominations announced

Feb. 26: American Film Institute Awards celebration

Feb. 26: Producers Guild of America TV nominations announced

Feb. 28: Golden Globe Awards

In both comedy and drama, films like ‘The Father,’ ‘Palm Springs’ and ‘French Exit’ keep audiences guessing as to where the story is going and what it all means.

March 2021

March 3: Annie Award nominations announced

March 4: Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations announced

March 7: Critics’ Choice Awards

March 8: Directors Guild of America TV nominations announced

March 9: BAFTA nominations announced

March 9: Directors Guild of America nominations announced

March 10: Oscar nominations voting ends

March 14: Grammy Awards

March 15: Oscar nominations announced

March 21: Writers Guild of America Awards

March 24: Producers Guild of America Awards

The Oscars are still four months away, and voters are just now settling in to the year’s pleasures. Have you checked out “Soul”? Or the doc “Collective”?

April 2021

April 3: Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

April 4: Screen Actors Guild Awards

April 10: Art Directors Guild Awards

April 10: Directors Guild of America Awards

April 11: BAFTAs

April 13: Costume Designers Guild Awards

April 15: Oscars final voting begins

April 16: Annie Awards

April 20: Oscars final voting ends

April 22: Independent Spirit Awards

April 25: Oscars

Awards columnist Glenn Whipp looks at the unsettled awards season in his weekly newsletter.


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