92nd Oscars: The Precursors Are Coming

Oscar Season has already begun and we’re about to enter a very busy season. Throughout the next three months, we’ll be posting almost daily updates with precursor winners and nominees from across all organizations, critics groups, and guilds. Below is a calendar of events that should help you identify when your favorite precursor announces. Please note that several dates are marked as “Unconfirmed.” These estimates are conjecture based on the announcement window from last year. It’s reasonable to believe that the vast majority of the estimated dates will be accurate; however, as each year proves, date ranges are always subject to change.

Before we get to the calendar, let’s look at the various organizations celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. Note that some of these organizations existed prior to giving out awards. We are highlighting their anniversaries based on the first year awards were given out.

85 Years

New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) (1935, 85 years as of 2019)

75 Years

Ariel Awards (Ariel) (1945, 75 years as of 2019)

70 Years

German Film Awards (Lolas) (1950, 70 years as of 2019)

65 Years

David di Donatello Awards (Donatello) (1955, 65 years as of 2019)

60 Years

Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale) (1960, 60 years as of 2019)

55 Years

International Film Festival of India (India) (1965, 55 years as of 2019)

45 Years

Cesar Awards (Cesar) (1975, 45 years as of 2019)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) (1975, 45 years as of 2019)

40 Years

Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzie) (1980, 40 years as of 2019)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) (1980, 40 years as of 2019)
London Film Critics Circle (LFCC) (1980, 40 years as of 2019)

35 Years

Spirit Awards (SA) (1985, 35 years as of 2019)
Tokyo International Film Festival (Tokyo) (1985, 35 years as of 2019)
Warsaw International Film Festival (Warsaw) (1985, 35 years as of 2019)

30 Years

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA) (1990, 30 years as of 2019)

25 Years

Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) (1995, 25 years as of 2019)
Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) (1995, 25 years as of 2019)

20 Years

American Film Institute (AFI) (2000, 20 years as of 2019)
Vancover Film Critics Circle (VFCC) (2000, 20 years as of 2019)

15 Years

Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) (2005, 15 years as of 2019)
North Texas Film Critics Association (NTFC) (2005, 15 years as of 2019)

Oscar Dates

Friday, Dec. 6 – Preliminary Voting Begins (Official)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Preliminary Voting Ends (Official)
Monday, Dec. 16 – Shortlists Announced (Official)
Thursday, Jan. 2 – Academy Awards Nominations Voting Begins (Official)
Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Academy Awards Nominations Voting Ends (Official)
Monday, Jan. 13 – Academy Awards Nominations (Official)
Monday, Jan. 27 – Nominees Lunch (Official)
Thursday, Jan. 30 – Academy Awards Voting Begins (Official)
Monday, Feb. 3 – The Oscar Concert (Unconfirmed)
Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Academy Awards Voting Ends (Official)
Sunday, Feb. 9 – Academy Awards (92nd) (Official)

November

Nominations

Sat. 09 – European Film Awards (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 11 – Make-Up Artists Guild (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 19 – Producers Guild (Documentary) (Nominations) (Official)
Wed. 20 – Grammy Awards (Nominations) (Official)
Thu. 21 – Spirit Awards (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 25 – LA Online Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Thu. 28 – Satellites (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 29 – Detroit Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)

Awards

Sun. 10 – Broadcast Critics – Documentary (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 10 – People’s Choice Awards (Awards) (Official)
Thu. 21 – Blue Dragon Film Awards (Awards) (Official)
Thu. 28 – New York Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)

December

Nominations

Mon. 02 – Annie Awards (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 06 – San Diego Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 06 – San Francisco Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sat. 07 – DC Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Sun. 08 – St. Louis Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 09 – Broadcast Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 09 – Seattle Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 09 – Art Directors (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 09 – Golden Globes (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 10 – Audio Society (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 10 – Costume Designers (Nominations) (Official)
Wed. 11 – Phoenix Circle (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Wed. 11 – Cinema Editors (Nominations) (Official)
Wed. 11 – Screen Actors (Nominations) (Official)
Thu. 12 – Chicago Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Thu. 12 – Goya Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 13 – Vancouver Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 13 – Sound Editors (Nominations) (Official)
Sun. 15 – Houston Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 16 – North Texas Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Tue. 17 – London Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 17 – Phoenix Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Wed. 18 – USC Scripter (Nominations) (Official)
Thu. 19 – Florida Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 20 – Women Journalists (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 20 – Golden Eagle Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 23 – Online Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 27 – Austin Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 27 – North Carolina Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Sun. 29 – Chicago Independent Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sun. 29 – Columbus Critics (Nominations) (Official)

Awards

Sun. 01 – Australian Academy of Cinema and Televisions Arts (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 02 – Atlanta Critics (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 02 – Detroit Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 02 – Gotham Awards (Awards) (Official)
Tue. 03 – National Board of Review (Awards) (Official)
Wed. 04 – American Film Institute (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 07 – European Film Awards (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 08 – DC Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 08 – Los Angeles Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 08 – New Mexico Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sun. 08 – NY Online Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sun. 08 – San Francisco Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sun. 08 – Toronto Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 09 – Philadelphia Critics (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 09 – San Diego Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 09 – Southeastern Critics (Awards) (Official)
Tue. 10 – African American Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 13 – Las Vegas Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 14 – Boston Online Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 14 – Chicago Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 15 – Boston Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 15 – Kansas City Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 15 – Phoenix Circle (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sun. 15 – St. Louis Critics (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 16 – Dallas Area Critics (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 16 – Indiana Journalists (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 16 – Nevada Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 16 – North Texas Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 16 – Seattle Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 16 – Utah Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 16 – Vancouver Critics (Awards) (Official)
Tue. 17 – Phoenix Critics (Awards) (Official)
Thu. 19 – Black Critics (Awards) (Official)
Fri. 20 – Florida Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 30 – Oklahoma Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)

January

Nominations

Thu. 02 – AARP (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thu. 02 – Casting Society (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thu. 02 – British Academy (Rising Star) (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 03 – Georgia Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 03 – GALECA (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 03 – Cinematographers (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 06 – Denver Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 06 – Hawaii Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 06 – Directors Guild – Documentary (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 06 – Visual Effects Society (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 06 – Writers Guild (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 07 – Directors Guild – Director & First Feature (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 07 – British Academy (Nominations) (Official)
Wed. 08 – Publicists (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 10 – Asian Film Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 10 – Bodil Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 10 – Razzies (Nominations) (Official)
Sat. 18 – Filmfare Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sun. 19 – Online Film & TV Association (Nominations) (Official)
Wed. 29 – Cesar Awards (Nominations) (Official)

Awards

Thu. 02 – Columbus Critics (Awards) (Official)
Thu. 02 – Houston Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Thu. 02 – Iowa Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 03 – North Carolina Critics (Awards) (Official)
Fri. 03 – Satellites (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sat. 04 – Chicago Independent Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 04 – National Society Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 05 – Golden Globes (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 06 – Austin Critics (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 06 – Online Critics (Awards) (Official)
Tue. 07 – Toronto Critics – Canadian Film (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Wed. 08 – Vancouver Critics – Canadian Awards (Awards) (Official)
Wed. 08 – GALECA (Awards) (Official)
Thu. 09 – LA Online Critics (Awards) (Official)
Fri. 10 – Georgia Critics (Awards) (Official)
Fri. 10 – Women Journalists (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 11 – Make-Up Artists Guild (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 12 – Broadcast Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sun. 12 – Hawaii Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 13 – Denver Critics (Awards) (Official)
Fri. 17 – Cinema Editors (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 18 – Producers Guild (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 19 – Screen Actors (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 19 – Sound Editors (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 19 – Filmfare Awards (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sat. 25 – Annie Awards (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 25 – Audio Society (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 25 – Cinematographers (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 25 – Directors Guild (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 25 – Goya Awards (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 25 – USC Scripter (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 26 – Grammy Awards (Awards) (Official)
Tue. 28 – Costume Designers (Awards) (Official)
Wed. 29 – Visual Effects Society (Awards) (Official)
Thu. 30 – London Critics (Awards) (Official)
Thu. 30 – Casting Society (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 31 – Golden Eagle Awards (Awards) (Official)

February

Nominations

Thu. 06 – Film Music Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thu. 13 – David di Donatello Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thu. 13 – NAACP Image Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Tue. 18 – Canadian Screen Awards (Nominations) (Official)

Awards

Sat. 01 – Art Directors (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 01 – Writers Guild (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 02 – British Academy (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 02 – Online Film & TV Association (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 03 – AARP (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 07 – Publicists (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 08 – Razzies (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 08 – Spirit Awards (Awards) (Official)
Thu. 20 – Film Music Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 28 – Cesar Awards (Awards) (Official)

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