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2018 Grammys: Key Deadlines and Dates

The road to the 60th annual Grammy Awards starts for voters now with approximately six weeks between voting and nominations for album and single releases between the October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 eligibility period. Below are this year’s key deadlines for Academy members, from the first round of online voting to the unveiling of each winner at the January 2018 ceremony itself.

Grammy nomination predictions from AwardsWatch will be up in the coming weeks. Top contenders this year are likely to be Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Lorde and Lady Gaga.


Oct. 16, 2017

First round of online voting begins

Oct. 29, 2017

Deadline for first round of online voting

Nov. 15, 2017

Last day to become a member to vote in the final round

Nov. 28, 2017

Nominations announcement

Dec. 7, 2017

Final round of online voting begins

Dec. 21, 2017

Deadline for final round of online voting

Jan. 28, 2018

60th annual Grammy Awards live telecast from Madison Square Garden on CBS, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT.


About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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