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Awards season calendar

Superhero flicks have given way to epic tear-jerkers at the box office, “Oscar buzz” is the buzzy phrase heard across entertainment media and film buffs are starting their annual rite of predicting Academy Award winners.

Welcome to motion picture awards season.

With the Independent Spirit nominations kicking things off Tuesday, here are some dates film lovers will want to have handy.


27 – Independent Spirit nominations


1 – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards

3 – Annie Award nominations

9 – British Independent Film Awards

10 – American Film Institute awards

11 – Critics Choice nominations

12 – Screen Actors Guild nominations

13 – Golden Globe nominations


4 – Writers Guild of America film and documentary nominations

3 – Producers Guild of America awards

8 – Directors Guild of America nominations for feature film

9 – People’s Choice awards

9 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations

10 – Critics Choice Awards

10 – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar nominations

13 – Golden Globe awards

14 – Directors Guild nominations for documentary

26 – Producers Guild awards

27 – Screen Actors Guild awards


2 – Directors Guild awards

2 – Annie Awards

9 – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical awards

10 – British Academy awards

17 – Writers Guild awards

19 – Costume Designers Guild awards

23 – Independent Spirit awards

23 – Razzie Awards

24 – Academy Awards

– Journal Gazette