The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) have joined the Oscars move and have pushed their 35th awards to April 18, 2021, just one week before the 93rd Academy Awards themselves.
The org announced Wednesday that the ceremony will be livestreamed from the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood (instead of in the Roy Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland like last year), with possible plans for a simultaneous in-person element.
While the film eligibility period and deadline has moved to align with the Oscars (February 28), the ASC has opened submissions on four TV categories this week: Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Commercial, Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Non-Commercial, Episode of a Half-Hour Television Series and Motion Picture, Limited Series, or Pilot Made for TV. To qualify, shows must now have a U.S. premiere date between October 1, 2019, and December 31, 2020. The entry deadline is January 8.
Here are the key dates and deadlines for the 35th American Society of Cinematographers awards:
October 19 (week of) – Call for Television Entries
October 31 – Student Awards Eligibility Period Ends (Eligibility Period – Graduated 2019 or 2020)
November 16 – Student Award Entries Due (Schools Submit)
December 1 – Student Awards Judging
December 14 – Documentary Entries Due (ASC members ONLY submit); Spotlight Award Entries Due (ASC members ONLY submit)
December 31 – TV Awards Eligibility Period Ends (Oct.1, 2019-Dec. 31, 2020); Documentary Eligibility Period Ends (Oct. 1, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2020)
January 8 – Television Entries Due (by 5pm PST)
January 11 (Week of) – Documentary Committee Nomination Judging (Doc Committee)
January 12 –Student Award Nominations Announced
January 25 –Television Balloting Begins
February 8 or 15 (Week of) – Spotlight Award Nomination Judging (Spotlight Committee)
February 15 (Week of) – Feature Film Nomination Ballots Mailed
February 25-26 – Student Awards (Winners Announced, Films Screened)
February 28 – Awards Year Ends (Feature Film & Spotlight)
March 5 – Nomination Polls Close (Television & Feature Film)
March 9 – Nominations Announced (Television, Documentary, Spotlight and Theatrical)
March 12 – Final Ballots Mailed (Television, Documentary, Spotlight and Theatrical)
April 10 – Nominees and ASC Members Breakfast, Panel & ASC Open House
April 13 – Final Polls Close (All Categories)
April 18 – 35th ASC Awards