92nd Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – December

Precursors to the Academy Awards come in many different types and they can appear all year from festivals and national awards to critics groups and other organization. Each month, we’ll take a look at all of the upcoming events that could have some small impact on the Oscars so you can plan out what to keep an eye on.

This month will be the busiest of the year with tons of critics awards coming out.

DECEMBER

Oscar Dates

Friday, Dec. 6 – Preliminary Voting Begins (Official)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Preliminary Voting Ends (Official)
Monday, Dec. 16 – Shortlists Announced (Official)

Week of Dec. 1-8, 2019

Mon. 02 – Atlanta Critics (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 02 – Detroit Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 02 – Annie Awards (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 02 – Gotham Awards (Awards) (Official)
Tue. 03 – National Board of Review (Awards) (Official)
Wed. 04 – American Film Institute (Awards) (Official)
Fri. 06 – San Diego Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 06 – San Francisco Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 06 – Preliminary Voting Begins (Official)
Sat. 07 – DC Critics (Nominations) (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 – St. Louis Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Sun. 08 – Toronto Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)

Week of Dec. 9-15, 2019

Mon. 09 – Broadcast Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 09 – Philadelphia Critics (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 09 – San Diego Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 09 – Seattle Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 09 – Southeastern Critics (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 09 – Art Directors (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 09 – Golden Globes (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 10 – African American Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Tue. 10 – Audio Society (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 10 – Costume Designers (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 10 – Preliminary Voting Ends (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 – Las Vegas Critics (Awards) (Official)
Fri. 13 – Vancouver Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 13 – Sound Editors (Nominations) (Official)
Sat. 14 – Boston Online Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sat. 14 – Chicago Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 15 – Boston Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 15 – Houston Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sun. 15 – Kansas City Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 15 – Phoenix Circle (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sun. 15 – St. Louis Critics (Awards) (Official)

Week of Dec. 16-22, 2019

Mon. 16 – Dallas Area Critics (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 16 – Indiana Journalists (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 16 – Nevada Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Mon. 16 – North Texas Critics (Nominations) (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)
Mon. 16 – Shortlists Announced (Official)
Tue. 17 – London Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 17 – Phoenix Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 17 – Phoenix Critics (Awards) (Official)
Wed. 18 – USC Scripter (Nominations) (Official)
Thu. 19 – Florida Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thu. 19 – Black Critics (Awards) (Official)
Fri. 20 – Florida Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Fri. 20 – Women Journalists (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 20 – Golden Eagle Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)

Week of Dec. 23-29, 2019

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)

Week of Dec. 30-31, 2019

Mon. 30 – Oklahoma Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)

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