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Oscars, Golden Globes and More: Everything You Need to Know About the 2020-2021 Awards Season

Global pandemic, be damned. The upcoming awards season is soldiering on amid unprecedented times -- though the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, GRAMMYs 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 OscarsGolden GlobesGRAMMYsBAFTA Awards and more.

Golden Globes

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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

Hosts: Tina Fey (from NYC) and Amy Poehler (from LA)

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.)


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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

Nominations: See the full list. (Beyoncé is the year’s most-nominated artist, among a number of notable surprises and snubs.)

SAG Awards

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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.

BAFTA Awards

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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

Where: TBA

Nominations: To be announced on March 9.

Independent Spirit Awards

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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 Oscars

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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

Full Calendar


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 2021

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 2021

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

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