Awards Season Returns to Normal After the Pandemic

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After a year of wonky dates and shows, we're back. 

This was the worst year in many aspects, and one way I've marked things getting back to normal is through the return of massive events. In Hollywood, that generally coincides with awards season, which seems to finally be back to the way it was before the pandemic. 

So let's take a quick peek at what the rest of 2021 and 2022 has in store. 

Awards Season 2021-2022

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - Venice International Film Festival opens
  • Thursday, September 2, 2021 - Telluride Film Festival opens
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 - Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • September 24, 2021 - New York Film Festival opens
  • Monday, October 4, 2021 - Submissions open for CCA TV categories
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - BFI London Film Festival opens.
  • Monday, November 15, 2021 - Oscar general entry categories submission deadline (Submissions close for CCA TV categories)
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - CCA nomination committees begin deliberations
  • Monday, November 29, 2021 - CCA nomination committees render official recommendations
  • Monday, November 29, 2021 - CCA nominating ballots go out to Film Branch members
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Critics Choice Awards TV nominations announced
  • Friday, December 3, 2021 - Midnight (PT) deadline for final CCA Film ballots
  • Monday, December 6, 2021 - CCA Film nominations announced 9 a.m. PT
  • Friday, December 10, 2021 - Preliminary Oscar voting begins 9 a.m. PT
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - Preliminary Oscar voting ends 5 p.m. PT
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - Oscar Shortlists Announcement
  • Friday, December 31, 2021 - Oscar eligibility period ends
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022 - Palm Springs International Film Festival launches (Final CCA ballots emailed to all members)
  • Friday, January 7, 2022 - CCA deadline for returning final ballots is 9 p.m. (PT)
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 - The Critics Choice Awards will air live from 7-10pm ET on The CW Network
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - The National Board of Review annual Awards Gala
  • Saturday, January 15, 2022 - Academy Governors Awards
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 - Sundance Film Festival opens
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 - Oscar nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PT
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - Oscar Nominations Announcement
  • March 2, 2022 - Santa Barbara International Film Festival launches
  • Monday, March 7, 2022 - Oscar Nominees Luncheon
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022 - The 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards air on TNT and TBS at 9 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022 - Final Oscar voting begins 9 a.m. PT
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - Final Oscar voting ends 5 p.m. PT
  • Sunday, March 27, 2022 - 94th Oscars

Are you excited for the awards season? Let us know in the comments.      

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