Thu. Feb 25th, 2021

2020/2021 Film Awards Calendar

The 2020/2021 awards calendar will be updated throughout the year as new dates for film’s biggest and best events, nominations awards are announced.

With the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altering the landscape of filmmaking, film festivals and eventual film awards, this will be a constantly evolving schedule. After Sundance in January, all festivals have so far been canceled or have gone virtual. While we have dates for Venice, Telluride, Toronto and more, any of those could change in the coming weeks and months.

After a shortened season last year, what was meant to be a return to the end of February is now going to give us an Oscars ceremony later than any its history save the very first, April 25th. That announcement caused an avalanche, with BAFTA and the Spirit Awards announcing date changes almost immediately. Expect all other guild, critic and industry awards to show up much later into 2021 as well.

Color code:

Orange – Nominations
Blue – Film Festivals
Green – Awards
Purple – Events
Red – Voting Periods

SEPTEMBER 2020

2nd-12th – Venice International Film Festival (VIFF) – in person

10th-19th – Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) – virtual

25th-October 11th – New York Film Festival (NYFF) – virtual

OCTOBER 2020

8th-14th – Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) – virtual and drive-in

8th-18th – Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) – virtual and drive-in

15th-18th – Middleburg Film Festival (MFF) – virtual

15th-22nd – AFI FEST (AFI) – virtual

NOVEMBER 2020

12th – Gotham Award Nominations (IFP)

DECEMBER 2020

9th – SFFILM Awards Night

12th – European Film Awards (EFA)

13th – Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (BSFC)

15th – Indiana Film Journalists Association Nominations (IFJA)

17h – Florida Film Critics Circle Nominations (FFCC)

18th – Chicago Film Critics Association Nominations (CFCA)

18th – New York Film Critics Circle Awards (NYFCC)

19th – Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards (BOFCA)

20th – Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards (IFJA)

20th – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (LAFCA)

21st – Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (CFCA)

21st – Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)

21st – Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Nominations (GWNYFCA)

28th – North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations (NCFCA)

31st – Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards (GWNYFCA)

JANUARY 2021

4th – Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ)

4th – North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards (NCFCA)

6th – Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC)

8th – North Dakota Film Society Nominations (NDFS)

8th – San Diego Film Critics Society Nominations (SDFCS)

9th – National Society Of Film Critics (NSFC)

10th – St. Louis Film Critics Association Nominations (StLFCA)

11th – Gotham Awards (IFP)

11th – San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) 

11th – Screen Actors Guild Nomination Voting Begins (SAG)

12th – London Film Critics Circle Nominations (LFCC)

13th – Golden Globe Nomination Voting Begins (HFPA)

16th – International Documentary Association (IDA)

17th – St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards (StLFCA)

18th – San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle (SFBAFCC)

19th – Online Film Critics Society Nominations (OFCS)

24th – Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)

24th – North Texas Film Critics Association Nominations (NTFCA)

25th – AFI Top 10 (AFI)

25th – Online Film Critics Society Awards (OFCS)

26th – Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

26th – National Board of Review Awards (NBR)

26th – New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)

26th – USC Scripter Nominations

28th-February 3rd – Sundance Film Festival (virtual/cross country hybrid)

29th – Writers Guild of America Nomination Voting Begins (WGA)

30th – Golden Globe Nomination Voting Ends 12pm PT (HFPA)

FEBRUARY 2021

1st – Satellite Nominations

1st – Screen Actors Guild Nomination Voting Ends 12pm PT (SAG)

2nd – Hollywood Critics Association Nominations (HCA)

3rd – Golden Globe Award Nominations (HFPA)

4th – EE British Academy Film Awards Longlists Announced (BAFTA)

4th – Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations (SAG)

7th – London Film Critics Circle Awards (LFCC)

7th – Toronto Film Critics Circle Association Awards (TFCA)

8th – Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations (CCA)

8th – Washington DC Area Film Critics (WAFCA)

9th – Oscar Shortlists Announced (AMPAS)

10th – Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association Awards (DFWFCA)

10th – Final Golden Globe Voting Begins (HFPA)

10th – Final Screen Actors Guild Voting Begins (SAG)

11th – Dorian Award Nominations (GALECA)

12th – Writers Guild of America Voting Ends (WGA)

15th – Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS) 

16th – Writers Guild of America Nominations (WGA)

17th – Directors Guild of America Voting Opens (DGA)

18th – Make-Up & Hairstylists Guild Nominations (IATSE Local 706)

19th – Final Writers Guild of America Voting Begins (WGA)

19th – Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)

19th – Vancouver Film Critics Circle Nominations (VFCC)

22nd – Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)

23rd – Final Golden Globe Voting Ends 5pm PT (HFPA)

25th – Art Directors Guild Nominations (ADG)

25th – Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala

25th – Producers Guild of America Nomination Voting Begins (PGA)

26th – American Film Institute AFI Awards (AFI)

28th – Golden Globe Awards (HPFA)

MARCH 2021

1st – Golden Reel Award Nominations (MPSE)

2nd – Cinema Audio Society Nominations (CAS)

2nd – Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS)

3rd – Annie Award nominations

4th – Costume Designers Guild nominations (CDG)

5th – Hollywood Critics Association Awards (HCA)

5th – Oscar Nomination Voting Begins

5th – Final Writers Guild of America Voting Ends (WGA)

7th – Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA)

8th – Producers Guild of America Nominations (PGA)

9th – American Society of Cinematographers Nominations (ASC)

9th – Cinema Eye Honors Awards (CEHA)

9th – Directors Guild of America Nominations (DGA)

9th – Final Directors Guild of America Voting Begins (DGA)

9th – EE British Academy Film Awards Nominations (BAFTA)

10th – Oscar Nomination Voting Ends

11th – American Cinema Editors Nominations (ACE)

11th – Producers Guild of America Nomination Voting Ends (PGA)

12th – Detroit Film Critics Society Nominations (DFCS)

12th – Final Producers Guild of America Voting Begins (PGA)

13th – USC Scripter Awards

14th – Detroit Film Critics Society Awards (DFCS)

15th – Oscar Nominations (AMPAS)

16th 20th – South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) – virtual

19th – Final Producers Guild of America Voting Ends (PGA)

21st – Writers Guild of America Awards (WGA)

24th – Producers Guild of America Awards (PGA)

27th – NAACP Image Awards (NAACP)

30th – Final Screen Actors Guild Voting Ends 12pm PT (SAG)

31st – April 10th – Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

APRIL 2021

3rd – Make-Up & Hairstylists Guild Awards (IATSE Local 706)

4th – Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

6th – Visual Effects Society Awards (VES)

7th – African-American Film Critics Association Awards (AAFCA)

9th – Final Directors Guild of America Voting Ends (DGA)

10th – Art Directors Guild Awards (ADG)

10th – Directors Guild of America Awards (DGA)

11th – EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

13th – Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDG)

15th – Casting Society of America Artios Awards (CSA)

15th – Final Oscar Voting Begins

16th – Annie Awards

17th – Cinema Audio Society Awards (CAS)

18th – American Cinema Editors Awards (ACE)

18th – Dorian Awards (GALECA)

18th – Golden Reel Awards (MPSE)

18th – American Society of Cinematographers Awards (ASC)

20th – Final Oscar Voting Ends

24th – Film Independent Spirit Awards

25th – Academy Awards (AMPAS)

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