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Emmy Awards Calendar: Here Are The Key Dates for 2018

In television, awards season is never really over. But the Primetime Emmys are still the king of the kudos hill, and here are this year's key dates to remember.



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Emmy campaigning is now practically a year-round event, just as the explosion in original content for cable and streaming media has permanently altered the traditional television calendar. More series and longform events are being held until April and May, in order to make it to Emmy eligibility and be top of mind as voting begins. Networks also now find that they can combo their tune-in and Emmy campaigns into one, allowing for one marketing exercise to support the other.

Then there’s the explosion in For Your Consideration events, as Television Academy members could, if they wanted to, attend a screening and panel discussion (and yes, they’re usually catered) almost every night of the week through April, May and June. Plus, streaming services like Netflix and Amazon have taken things one step further by renting out spaces and creating their own Emmy destinations.

Here’s the calendar of events for the 2018 Emmy season, leading up to the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17. But don’t take a breather after that — traditional awards cycle, including the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards and other guild events, fire up after that.

Eligibility Period

June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018
> Eligibility period for Emmy entries


February 27
> FYC: Wormwood (7 p.m.)


March 1
> IndieWire’s Emmy Predictions posts begin.

> Emmy online submission process begins. Rules & Procedures available on the Downloads page at TelevisionAcademy.com

> Television Academy’s Viewing Platform opens

> FYC: American Vandal (7 p.m.)

March 8
> FYC: The Terror (7:30 p.m.)

The Chi Season 1 Episode 3 Jason Mitchell Tiffany Boone

“The Chi”

Matt Dinerstein / Showtime

March 9
> FYC: The Chi (7 p.m.)

March 14
> FYC: One Strange Rock (New York) (7 p.m.)

March 15
> FYC: Ellen’s Game of Games (7 p.m.)

March 17
> FYC: The Orville (4:30 p.m.)

March 18
> FYC: Outlander (3 p.m.)

March 19
> FYC: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (7 p.m.)

March 23
> FYC: GLOW (7 p.m.)

Stranger Things

“Stranger Things”

Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix

March 24
> FYC: Stranger Things (5 p.m.)

March 25
> FYC: The Long Road Home (5 p.m.)

March 26
> FYC: The Late Late Show with James Corden (7:30 p.m.)

March 27
> FYC: Blue Bloods (New York) (7:30 p.m.)

> FYC: Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content (7 p.m.)

March 29
> FYC: Young Sheldon (7 p.m.)

March 31
> FYC: grown-ish (Noon)


April 3
> FYC: The Looming Tower (7 p.m.)

Evan Peters, "American Horror Story: Cult"

Evan Peters, “American Horror Story: Cult”


April 6
> FYC: American Horror Story: Cult (7 p.m.)

April 9
> FYC: Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (6 p.m.)

April 10
> FYC: Life Below Zero (7:30 p.m.)

April 12
> FYC: McMafia (7:30 p.m.)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 1 Rachel Brosnahan

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Studios

April 14
> FYC: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (6:30 p.m.)

April 15
> FYC: Mr. Mercedes (7:30 p.m.)

April 16
> FYC: Modern Family (7:30 p.m.)

April 17
> FYC: Westworld (7 p.m.)

April 18
> Deadline to apply for membership to secure member entry fee discount. Application must be completed and paid in order to qualify.

>FYC: Ray Donovan (New York) (7:30 p.m.)

>FYC: Vice on HBO (7 p.m.)

Better Things Season 2 Pamela Adlon, Olivia Edward, Hannah Alligood, Mikey Madison

“Better Things”

Pamela Littky/FX

April 19
> FYC: Better Things (7 p.m.)

April 20
> FYC: Desus and Mero (7:30 p.m.)

April 21
> FYC: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (6:30 p.m.)

April 23
> FYC: Younger (New York) (7 p.m.)

April 24
> FYC: America’s Got Talent (7 p.m.)

April 26
> FYC: Patrick Melrose (7 p.m.)

April 27
> Entry deadline for ALL entries that were originally presented 6 p.m. – 2 a.m., June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018.
Submissions close at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET

April 29
> FYC: The Last O.G. / Search Party (7:30 p.m.)

April 30
> FYC: The Rundown with Robin Thede (7 p.m.)


May 1
> FYC: World of Dance (7 p.m.)

May 2
> FYC: Sweetbitter / Vida (7 p.m.)

May 3
> FYC: Power (7 p.m.)

May 5
> FYC: Little Women (Noon)

May 7
> IndieWire’s daily Emmy feature coverage begins, including columns and Top of the Line coverage

FYC: Cocaine Godmother (7 p.m.)

May 8
> FYC: Barry (7 p.m.)

> FYC: Netflix’s Doumentary Food Night (7 p.m.)

May 9
> FYC: Waco (7 p.m.)

> FYC: Dear White People (6:30 p.m.)

May 10
> Deadline to apply for membership to guarantee voting eligibility for both rounds of the 70th Emmy Award competition, and for members to apply for hyphenate voting status

May 11
> FYC: Trust

May 25
> Deadline for receipt of DVD screeners by 3R Printing

May 30
> IndieWire’s weekly “Screen Talk Emmy Edition” Podcast returns

> FYC: The Americans

May 31
> Deadline for former members (whose membership has lapsed within the preceding four years) to reinstate their membership and be eligible to vote in both rounds of the 70th Emmy Award competition


June 4
> Deadline for receipt of properly-formatted digital content for FYC on the Viewing Platform

June 8
> FYC: Atlanta

June 11
> Nomination-round voting begins

June 25
> Nomination-round voting ends at 10 p.m. PT


July 12
> Nominations are announced live at Emmys.com/nominations


Week of August 6
> Awards-round videos available on the Viewing Platform

August 13
> Awards-round voting begins

August 27
> Awards-round voting ends at 10 p.m. PT

August 31
> Expiration date for access to external FYC sites


Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9
> Creative Arts Awards and Governors Ball Events

Monday, September 17
> NBC Telecast and Governors Ball

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