Category: Awards Calendar

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 9

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

In the week since the Oscar nomination, we’ve had very little movement except on the weekend with the American Cinema Editors on Friday, the Producers Guild of America on Saturday, and Week 10
Friday, Jan. 24 – Golden Eagle Awards (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 25 – Annie Awards (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 25 – Audio Society (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 25 – Cinematographers (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 25 – Directors Guild (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 25 – Goya Awards (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 25 – USC Scripter (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Jan. 26 – Grammy Awards (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Jan. 27 – Nominees Lunch (Official)

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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 8

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

While there were a handful of precursors in the last week, including the important Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America, all of this is overshadowed by the Academy Award nominations from earlier today. While the nominations are normally announced on a Tuesday and thus giving the Monday before over to the prior week’s events, today’s Precursor Winners & Losers will be devoted predominantly to the Oscar nominations with some influence from the DGA, PGA, and others to go along with it.

But, before we get into this week’s winners and losers, let’s take a look at what’s coming up this week:

Week 9

Friday, Jan. 17 – Cinema Editors (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 18 – Producers Guild (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 18 – Filmfare Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Jan. 19 – Latino Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Jan. 19 – Screen Actors (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Jan. 19 – Sound Editors (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Jan. 19 – Filmfare Awards (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Jan. 19 – Online Film & TV Association (Nominations) (Official)

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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 7

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

The Golden Globe Awards dominate this past week of precursor revelations giving 1917 a huge boost while deflating Netflix’s balloon.

But, before we get into this week’s winners and losers, let’s take a look at what’s coming up this week:

Week 8

Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Toronto Critics – Canadian Film (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Directors Guild – Director & First Feature (Nominations) (Official)
Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Producers Guild (Nominations) (Official)
Tuesday, Jan. 7 – British Academy (Nominations) (Official)
Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Academy Awards Nominations Voting Ends (Official)
Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Vancouver Critics – Canadian Awards (Awards) (Official)
Wednesday, Jan. 8 – GALECA (Awards) (Official)
Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Publicists (Nominations) (Official)
Thursday, Jan. 9 – LA Online Critics (Awards) (Official)
Friday, Jan. 10 – Georgia Critics (Awards) (Official)
Friday, Jan. 10 – Women Journalists (Awards) (Official)
Friday, Jan. 10 – Asian Film Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, Jan. 10 – Bodil Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, Jan. 10 – Razzies (Nominations) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 11 – Make-Up Artists Guild (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Jan. 12 – Broadcast Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Jan. 12 – Hawaii Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Jan. 13 – Denver Critics (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Jan. 13 – Academy Awards Nominations (Official)

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92nd Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – January

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.
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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 6

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

With only six precursors releasing in the days leading up to and following Christmas and an equally smaller number coming in the days before New Year’s Eve, there’s not a lot to discuss about this past week and thus not a lot of winners and losers.

But, before we get into this week’s winners and losers, let’s take a look at what’s coming up this week:

Week 7

Thursday, Jan. 2 – Columbus Critics (Awards) (Official)
Thursday, Jan. 2 – Houston Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Jan. 2 – Iowa Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Jan. 2 – Casting Society (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Jan. 2 – British Academy (Rising Star) (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Jan. 2 – Academy Awards Nominations Voting Begins (Official)
Friday, Jan. 3 – Georgia Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Friday, Jan. 3 – North Carolina Critics (Awards) (Official)
Friday, Jan. 3 – GALECA (Nominations) (Official)
Friday, Jan. 3 – Cinematographers (Nominations) (Official)
Friday, Jan. 3 – Satellites (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Saturday, Jan. 4 – Chicago Independent Critics (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Jan. 4 – National Society Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Jan. 5 – Golden Globes (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Jan. 6 – Austin Critics (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Jan. 6 – Denver Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Jan. 6 – Hawaii Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Jan. 6 – Online Critics (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Jan. 6 – Directors Guild – Documentary (Nominations) (Official)
Monday, Jan. 6 – Visual Effects Society (Nominations) (Official)
Monday, Jan. 6 – Writers Guild (Nominations) (Official)

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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 5

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

While there wasn’t a lot on the precursor front in the last week, enough emerged to give us an idea of where films stand going into Oscar voting. That said, some films clearly did better than others and while the big losers aren’t really losers, they just weren’t that successful this past week.

But, before we get into this week’s winners and losers, let’s take a look at what’s coming up this week:

Week 6

Friday, Dec. 27 – Austin Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, Dec. 27 – North Carolina Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Sunday, Dec. 29 – Chicago Independent Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 29 – Columbus Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 30 – Oklahoma Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)

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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 4

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

Christmas is just around the corner, which means the vast majority of film critic groups are about to finish giving out awards. The last week has been hectic with Monday being one of the biggest announcement days of the year. There aren’t many critics groups left and it appears that the guild nominations are almost at a close. Weeks five and six will be slower before things ramp up into the final stretch.

But, before we get into this week’s winners and losers, let’s take a look at what’s coming up this week:

Week 5

Tuesday, Dec. 17 – London Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Tuesday, Dec. 17 – Phoenix Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Tuesday, Dec. 17 – Phoenix Critics (Awards) (Official)
Wednesday, Dec. 18 – USC Scripter (Nominations) (Official)
Thursday, Dec. 19 – Florida Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Dec. 19 – Black Critics (Awards) (Official)
Friday, Dec. 20 – Florida Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, Dec. 20 – Women Journalists (Nominations) (Official)
Friday, Dec. 20 – Golden Eagle Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 23 – Online Critics (Nominations) (Official)

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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 3

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

When you have almost two-dozen groups announcing their winners, you know you’re in the full swing of Oscar season. Next week will be even more crazy.

But, before we get into this week’s winners and losers, let’s take a look at what’s coming up this week:

Week 4

Tuesday, Dec. 10 – African American Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Audio Society (Nominations) (Official)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Costume Designers (Nominations) (Official)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – Preliminary Voting Ends (Official)
Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Phoenix Circle (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Cinema Editors (Nominations) (Official)
Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Screen Actors (Nominations) (Official)
Thursday, Dec. 12 – Chicago Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Thursday, Dec. 12 – Goya Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, Dec. 13 – Las Vegas Critics (Awards) (Official)
Friday, Dec. 13 – Vancouver Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Friday, Dec. 13 – Sound Editors (Nominations) (Official)
Saturday, Dec. 14 – Boston Online Critics (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Dec. 14 – Chicago Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Dec. 15 – Boston Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Dec. 15 – Houston Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 15 – Kansas City Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Dec. 15 – Phoenix Circle (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 15 – St. Louis Critics (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 16 – Dallas Area Critics (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 16 – Indiana Journalists (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 16 – Nevada Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 16 – North Texas Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 16 – North Texas Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 16 – Seattle Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 16 – Utah Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 16 – Vancouver Critics (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 16 – Shortlists Announced (Official)

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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 2

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

With a handful of the potential precursors that could have announced this week not present, the only one we had a chance to look at before this article was finalized was the Hollywood Critics Association (formerly the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society), so this post is mostly based on how those films performed there.

But, before we get into this week’s winners and losers, let’s take a look at what’s coming up this week:

Week 3

Tuesday, Dec. 3 – National Board of Review (Awards) (Official)
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – New York Critics (Awards) (Official)
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – American Film Institute (Awards) (Official)
Friday, Dec. 6 – San Diego Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, Dec. 6 – San Francisco Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, Dec. 6 – Preliminary Voting Begins (Official)
Saturday, Dec. 7 – DC Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Saturday, Dec. 7 – European Film Awards (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Dec. 8 – DC Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Dec. 8 – Los Angeles Critics (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Dec. 8 – New Mexico Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 8 – NY Online Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 8 – San Francisco Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 8 – St. Louis Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Sunday, Dec. 8 – Toronto Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 9 – Broadcast Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 9 – Philadelphia Critics (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 9 – San Diego Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 9 – Seattle Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 9 – Southeastern Critics (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 9 – Art Directors (Nominations) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 9 – Golden Globes (Nominations) (Official)

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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 1

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

With the Spirit Award nominations announced, Precursor Season for the 92nd Academy Awards is in full swing with a deluge of precursors in the coming weeks. With the truncated Oscar season, it will be fast and furious these few weeks, so let’s get prepared and start things off with a bang. This week, we’re looking at all of the precursors that have come before this week even though we’re calling it a single week.

But, before we get into this week’s winners and losers, let’s take a look at what’s coming up this week:

Week 2

Thursday, Nov. 28 – New York Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Nov. 28 – Satellites (Nominations) (Official)
Friday, Nov. 29 – Detroit Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 1 – Australian Academy of Cinema and Televisions Arts (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 2 – Atlanta Critics (Awards) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 2 – Detroit Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 2 – Annie Awards (Nominations) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 2 – Gotham Awards (Awards) (Official)

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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.
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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)

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92nd Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – November

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.

With the accelerated schedule for this year’s Academy Awards, several prominent groups have pushed their announcements up, including the Grammy Awards, Producers Guild, Spirit Awards, and Make-Up Artists Guild. Here are all of the precursors coming in the month of November.

November

Fri. 01 – Blue Dragon Film Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sat. 09 – European Film Awards (Nominations) (Official)
Sun. 10 – Broadcast Critics – Documentary (Awards) (Official)
Sun. 10 – People’s Choice Awards (Awards) (Official)
Mon. 11 – Make-Up Artists Guild (Nominations) (Official)
Tue. 19 – Producers Guild (Documentary) (Nominations) (Official)
Wed. 20 – Grammy Awards (Nominations) (Official)
Thu. 21 – Blue Dragon Film Awards (Awards) (Official)
Thu. 21 – Spirit Awards (Nominations) (Official)
Mon. 25 – LA Online Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Thu. 28 – New York Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Thu. 28 – Satellites (Nominations) (Official)
Fri. 29 – Detroit Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)