Your Official 2018–19 Film Awards Calendar

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Yes, it’s October. And the Oscars don’t grace us with their presence until February 2019, and the SAG Awards have yet to announce a host. But it’s never too early to start planning your entire life around Hollywood’s celebration of the big screen, its most talented artisans, its brightest stars. The film festivals of Venice, Telluride, and Toronto have concluded, which means it’s not only time to mark your calendars; it’s high time you kept up with all of 2019’s awards contenders now that we know who’s in the conversation.

Movie buffs! Awards pundits! And most of all, Nicole Kidman fans! Here are the most significant awards season dates to keep on your radar. Stay tuned with Backstage’s awards coverage for further updates.

October 2018
Oct. 18 – Gotham Award nominations announcement

November 2018
Nov. 8 – 3rd annual Patron of the Artists Awards 
Nov. 16 – Film Independent Spirit Award nominations announcement
Nov. 18 – Governors Awards
Nov. 26 – 28th annual Gotham Awards
Nov. 27 – National Board of Review Awards honorees announcement

December 2018
Dec. 2 – 21st annual British Independent Film Awards 
Dec. 4 – American Film Institute Awards honorees announcement
Dec. 6 – Golden Globe Award nominations announcement
Dec. 10 – Critics’ Choice Award nominations announcement
Dec. 12 – Screen Actors Guild Award nominations announcement

January 2019
Jan. 2 – Artios Awards film nominations announcement
Jan. 4 – AFI Awards
Jan. 4 – Producers Guild of America Award nominations announcement
Jan. 6 – 76th annual Golden Globe Awards
Jan. 7 – Writers Guild of America film award nominations announcement
Jan. 8 – Directors Guild of America film award nominations announcement
Jan. 8 – National Board of Review Awards
Jan. 9 – British Academy Film Award nominations announcement
Jan. 13 – 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards
Jan. 19 – 30th annual PGA Awards
Jan. 22 – Academy Award nominations announcement
Jan. 27 – 25th annual SAG Awards
Jan. 31 – 34th annual Artios Awards

February 2019
Feb. 2 – 71st annual DGA Film Awards
Feb. 10 – 72nd annual BAFTA Film Awards
Feb. 17 – 71st annual WGA Awards
Feb. 23 – 34th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards 
Feb. 24 – 91st annual Academy Awards

This calendar has been updated as of Oct. 5, 2018.

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