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.
The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards — originally scheduled for the first Sunday in January — has been pushed two months, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association snatching up a date previously vacated by the Oscars.
When: Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC
Where: The Beverly Hilton in California and The Rainbow Room in New York
Nominations: See the full list. (Mank and The Trial of the Chicago 7 are the year’s most-nominated films, while The Crown and Schitt’s Creek are the most-nominated TV series, among numerous snubs and surprises.)
Less than a month before the show was set to take place, the 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards were postponed due from Jan. 31 to March 14 due to COVID-19 concerns.
When: March 14 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on CBS and CBS All Access
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
The 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards first moved from January to March, but when that date was later claimed by the rescheduled GRAMMY Awards, SAG-AFTRA delayed its ceremony into April. The telecast will be re-imagined as “a one-hour special that highlights and expands on our signature I am an Actor opening and honors the outstanding performances of the past year.”
When: April 4 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on TNT and TBS
Nominations: See the full list.
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
Nominations: To be announced on March 9.
Independent Spirit Awards
The Indie Spirit Awards traditionally take place the Saturday before the Oscars — so when the Academy redated its show, so did Film Independent. This year’s ceremony, however will take place the Thursday before the Oscars.
When: April 24 at 7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET on IFC
Nominations: See the full list.
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
Where: “Multiple locations” including the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
Here are this year’s key dates:
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
Feb. 25 – March 8: Palm Springs International Film Festival
Feb. 26: AFI Awards (redated from January 2021)
Feb. 26: Producers Guild Awards TV nominations announced (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs)
Feb. 28: Golden Globe Awards
March 7: Critics’ Choice Awards (redated from January 2021)
March 12: Producers Guild Awards nominations announced
March 14: GRAMMYs
March 15: Oscar nominations announced
March 24: Producers Guild Awards (virtual)
April 4: Screen Actors Guild Awards
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