Sun. Sep 20th, 2020

2020/2021 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


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


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


12th – Gotham Award Nominations (IFP)


12th – European Film Awards (EFA)

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


7th-18th – Palm Springs Film Festival

11th – 30th Gotham Awards (IFP)

26th – National Board of Review Awards (NBR)

28th-February 3rd – Sundance Film Festival


3rd – Golden Globe Award Nominations (HFPA)

4th – Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations (SAG)

7th – Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations (CCA)

9th – Oscar Shortlists Announced (AMPAS)

28th – 78th Golden Globe Awards (HPFA)

MARCH 2021

2nd – Art Directors Guild Nominations (ADG)

2nd – Cinema Audio Society Nominations (CAS)

3rd – Annie Award nominations

5th – Oscar Nomination Voting Begins

7th – 26th Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA)

10th – Oscar Nomination Voting Ends

14th – Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

15th – Oscar Nominations (AMPAS)

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

APRIL 2021

6th – Visual Effects Society Awards (VES)

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

10th – Art Directors Guild Awards (ADG)

11th – EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

15th – Final Oscar Voting Begins

16th – Annie Awards

17th – Cinema Audio Society Awards (CAS)

20th – Final Oscar Voting Ends

24th – 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards

25th – 93rd Academy Awards (AMPAS)

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