When are the Oscars? The 2020-21 awards season schedule

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The Oscar statue backstage at the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016, in Hollywood.
The Oscar statues backstage at the Academy Awards in Hollywood. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The shows, apparently, must go on.

The COVID-19 crisis forced film production shutdowns and blew up the distribution chain when movie theaters were closed in March, all of which has the various awards groups rethinking their calendars. Here’s a running tab of the entertainment industry’s rescheduled awards, and major film festival and dates. Accepting that the situations must all be fluid — and many dates are still likely to change — here’s what we know right now.

JULY 2020

28 - 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations


2-12 – Venice International Film Festival (VIFF)

4-7 – Telluride Film Festival

10-19 – Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

20 – 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards

25-Oct. 11 – New York Film Festival (NYFF)


22 – Gotham Award Nominations (IFP)


30 – 30th Gotham Awards (IFP)


24 – 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

31 – 63rd Grammy Awards


28 – 78th Golden Globe Awards (HPFA)

MARCH 2021

7 – 25th Critics' Choice Awards

APRIL 2021

11 – BAFTA Awards

24 – The Film Independent Spirit Awards

25 – The 93rd Academy Awards (Oscars)

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