2024 — 2025 Awards Calendar Highlights a Slightly Shorter Oscars Season

Years out from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with dual Hollywood labor strikes resolved, it seems like the 2024 – 2025 Oscar season calendar should hold steady this time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has already announced that the 97th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 2, and have even rolled out some rule changes.

Again, the several awards bodies in the mix have all managed to avoid other tentpole events like the Super Bowl (February 9, 2025), but the bigger feat has been the Academy Awards, for the first time in years, not being set on the same weekend as SXSW. Furthermore, the Oscar nominations will not be announced during the Sundance Film Festival, another persistent headache on the cal in recent years.

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Still, the new season already brings some scheduling crossovers, like the Directors Guild Awards and Producers Guild Awards being held on the same day (February 8). But it does all lead to a slightly shorter awards season this time around.

Here’s our (constantly updated) list of awards dates to remember:

Thursday, August 1, 2024
Golden Globes submissions open

Monday, August 26, 2024
Screen Actors Guild Award submissions open

Wednesday, August 28 to Saturday, September 7, 2024
Venice Film Festival

Thursday, August 29 to Monday, September 2, 2024
Telluride Film Festival

Thursday, September 5 to Sunday, September 15, 2024
Toronto International Film Festival

Friday, September 27 to Sunday, October 13, 2024
New York Film Festival

Friday, October 4 to Monday, October 14, 2024
Hamptons International Film Festival

Wednesday, October 9 to Sunday, October 20, 2024
BFI London Film Festival

Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20, 2024
Middleburg Film Festival

Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 27, 2024
Montclair Film Festival

Wednesday, October 23 to Sunday, October 27, 2024

Friday, October 25, 2024
Britannia Film Awards (BAFTA LA)

Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 2, 2024
SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Wednesday, October 30 to Sunday, November 3, 2024
Virginia Film Festival 

Friday, November 1, 2024
SAG Awards submissions close at 5 p.m. PT

Monday, November 4, 2024
Golden Globes submissions close

Thursday, November 14, 2024
Oscars general entry, Best Picture, RAISE submission deadline

Monday, December 9, 2024
Preliminary Oscar voting begins at 9 a.m. PT
Golden Globes nominations announced

Tuesday, December 10, 2024
PGA Awards documentary nominations announced

Friday, December 13, 2024
Preliminary Oscar voting ends at 5 p.m. PT

Monday, December 16, 2024
SAG Awards nominations voting opens

Tuesday, December 17, 2024
Oscar shortlists announcement
CAS online nomination ballot opens

Thursday, December 19, 2024
PGA Awards nomination polls open

Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Oscar eligibility period ends


Thursday, January 2, 2025
CAS online nomination ballot voting ends at 5 p.m. PT

Friday, January 3, 2025
Palm Springs International Film Awards gala; the festival runs through January 13

Saturday, January 4, 2025
Independent Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch

Sunday, January 5, 2025
Golden Globes Awards
SAG Awards nomination voting ends at 5 p.m. PT

Tuesday, January 7, 2025
CAS Awards nominations announced

Wednesday, January 8, 2025
Oscar nominations voting begins at 9 a.m. PT
SAG Award nominations announced

Thursday, January 9, 2025
PGA Awards nominations polls close at 2 p.m. PT

Friday, January 10, 2025
AFI Awards
PGA Awards nominations announced

Sunday, January 12, 2025
Oscar nominations voting ends at 5 p.m. PT

Monday, January 13, 2025
Final PGA Awards polls open

Wednesday, January 15, 2025
SAG Awards final voting begins

Friday, January 17, 2025
Oscar nominations announcement

Thursday, January 20, 2025
Final PGA Awards polls close at 2 p.m. PT

Thursday, January 23 to Sunday, February 2, 2025
Sundance Film Festival

Thursday, January 30, 2025
CAS final online voting begins

Tuesday, February 4 to Saturday, February 15, 2025
Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Saturday, February 8, 2025
PGA Awards
DGA Awards

Tuesday, February 11, 2025
Final Oscar voting begins at 9 a.m. PT
CAS final online voting ends at 5 p.m. PT

Saturday, February 15, 2025
WGA Awards
MUAHS Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel
ADG Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Sunday, February 16, 2025
BAFTA Film Awards

Tuesday, February 18, 2025
Final Oscar voting ends at 5 p.m. PT
Scientific and Technical Oscar Awards

Friday, February 21, 2025
SAG Awards final voting closes at 12 p.m. PT

Saturday, February 22, 2025
Independent Spirit Awards
CAS Awards

Sunday, February 23, 2025
SAG Awards
MPSE Golden Reel Awards at Ebell Theater

Sunday, March 2, 2025
97th Oscars

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