It’s almost the middle of November. Awards Season is officially here. And yet – movies are still being entered into the race. Netflix’s late addition of “Mowgli” from director Andy Serkis definitely shakes-up the technical category predictions.
But before writers and analysts (including yours truly) dive into all the big nominated films and performances for the next four months, you’ve got to know when everything is happening.
There are so many awards organizations and shows. Trying to list and explain them all would take way too long. But I’ll give you the 411 on the big ones:
Friday November 16 – Independent Spirit Awards Nominations
Molly Shannon and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan will be announcing the nominees.
Monday December 3 – Annie Awards Nominations
The finest achievements in film and television animation will be named at approx. Noon ET.
Thursday December 6 – Golden Globe Awards Nominations
In the past few years, the first half of the categories have been announced exclusively on the GG website before the “Today” show cuts to the live feed for the second half.
Monday December 10 – Critics Choice Awards Nominations
As a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, I have the honor of choosing who should be nominated (and who should win).
Wednesday December 12 – SAG Awards Nominations
I’ve always wanted to be on the nominating committee. Hopefully that will happen one of these years! SAG-AFTRA members are usually granted access to vote for the winners one week after the nominations are released.
Sunday January 6 – Golden Globe Awards
NBC is expected to air the 76th annual ceremony.
Wednesday January 9 – BAFTA Awards Nominations
If you’re up early, the British Film Academy should be making their announcement around 2:30amET.
Sunday January 13 – Critics Choice Awards
I’ll be back in LA for the 3-hour live telecast, airing at 7pmET on The CW.
Tuesday January 22 – Oscar Nominations
Like the Globes, last year, ABC only aired some of the category nominee announcements during “Good Morning America”. The rest were on a livestream on the Oscars website.
Sunday January 27 – SAG Awards
Kristen Bell was the first-ever SAG Awards host last year. We’ll see if she returns – or if someone else is emcee of this simulcast on TBS and TNT.
Tuesday January 29 – LCJ Movie Awards Nominations
Official details will be coming soon, but expect a live nomination announcement this year!
Saturday February 2 – Annie Awards
The animation celebration will be livestreamed once again on the Annie Awards website. Should be around 10pmET.
Sunday February 10 – BAFTA Awards
Since it’s over in London, the BAFTAs usually takes place at about 3pmET. BBC America doesn’t broadcast it until 8pmET. So this is typically the day I try to stay away social media.
Sunday February 17 – LCJ Movie Awards
Official details TBA.
Saturday February 23 – Independent Spirit Awards
The show that announces first always goes second to last.
Sunday February 24 – The Oscars
Who will host? The Academy should be making that decision very soon.