2021 Awards Season Calendar: Updates on Oscars, Golden Globes and More

Global pandemic, be damned. The upcoming awards season is soldiering on amid unprecedented times — though the Academy Awards, Globes and other ceremonies are shaping up to look different than any awards shows we’ve seen before.

This year has seen movie theaters around the world close their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic — with studios repeatedly pushing release dates and film festivals scrapping plans or moving online — prompting awards bodies to postpone their respective telecasts and adjust eligibility rules to account for continued uncertainty.

Below, ET has your handy awards season calendar to keep you up to date as we learn more about what’s to come for the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards and more.

The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards — originally scheduled for the first Sunday in January — has been pushed two months to the date previously vacated by the Oscars. Further guidance on eligibility, voting period and revised nominations announcement timing is TBD by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

When: Feb. 28, 2021
Where: The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California
Hosts: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards moved from January to March, with eligibility extended by two months.

When: March 14, 2021

Here are this year’s key dates:

Jan. 11 – Feb. 1: Nominations Voting
Feb. 4: Nominations Announced
Feb. 10 – March 10: Final Voting

The 74th annual EE British Academy Film Awards will take place two weeks ahead of the Academy Awards, as is customary. (The ceremony was previously set for Feb. 14 and will now “accommodates an extended eligibility period.”)

When: April 11, 2021

The Film Independent Spirit Awards traditionally take place the day before the Oscars — so when the Academy redated its show, so did Film Independent.

“We will recognize films that were released between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021 in acknowledgement of the unique challenges the world of cinema, and the world as a whole, is currently experiencing,” Film Independent said in a statement.

When: April 24, 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences postponed the 93rd annual Oscars by two months, with its eligibility window extended to Feb. 28.

When: April 25, 2021
Where: Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California

Here are this year’s key dates:

Feb. 1 – 5: Preliminary voting
Feb. 9: Oscar Shortlists Announcement
March 5 – 10: Nominations voting
March 15: Oscar Nominations Announcement
April 15: Oscar Nominees Luncheon
April 15 – 20: Final Oscars voting

Full Calendar


Sept. 2 – 12: Venice International Film Festival
Sept. 4 – 7: Telluride Film Festival
Sept. 10 – 20: Toronto International Film Festival
Sept. 20: Emmy Awards (hosted by Jimmy Kimmel)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 11: New York Film Festival


Oct. 15 – 22: AFI Fest




Jan. 18: Critics Choice Awards TV nominations announced
Jan. 24: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Jan. 31: GRAMMYs


Feb. 7: Critics’ Choice Awards film nominations announced
Feb. 25 – March 8: Palm Springs International Film Festival
Feb. 28: Golden Globe Awards

MARCH 2021

March 7: Critics’ Choice Awards (redated from January 2021)
March 14: Screen Actors Guild Awards
March 15: Oscar nominations announced

APRIL 2021

April 10: Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards
April 10: DGA Awards
April 11: BAFTA Awards
April 24: Film Independent Spirit Awards
April 25: Oscars

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