The 2023 Film Awards Calendar Returns to Normal — So Far

The awards timeline for 2022 - 2023 honors is back to normal, but stay tuned for updates.
General view of Oscar statue at the 94th Academy Awards nominees luncheon on Monday, March 7, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
General view of Oscar statue at the 94th Academy Awards nominees luncheon on Monday, March 7, 2022, in Los Angeles
Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP

After two years of pandemic delays, the 2022 – 2023 Oscar season is coming into focus as a return to normal. This year’s Oscars will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 12, 2023, two weeks earlier than last year’s delayed Oscars (which took place March 27, 2022) and a month later than the pre-COVID 2020 ceremony (which took place on February 9, 2020).

The Academy is staying away from Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023, while leaving plenty of time for Oscar-show planning after the nominations announcement on January 24, 2023. New Academy CEO Bill Kramer is already getting started with early ideas for the show.

With theaters open, the Academy has returned to both the usual 12-month calendar year and six-city theater eligibility requirements. One thing we still don’t know about the upcoming awards lineup: whether January’s Golden Globes telecast will return to NBC, which canceled the 2022 awards show to give the Hollywood Foreign Press Association time to institute long overdue reforms.

Hoping to improve their Oscar influence this cycle are beefed-up iterations of the Gothams, the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the Critics Choice Awards (CCA).

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


Wednesday, August 31
Venice Film Festival opens

Friday, September 2
Telluride Film Festival opens

Tuesday, September 6
Writers Guild Awards (WGA) submissions open

Thursday, September 8
Toronto International Film Festival opens

Monday, September 12
Annie Awards submissions begin

Thursday, September 15
Gotham Awards submission deadline

Friday, September 16
Deadline for Critics Choice Awards Documentary submissions

Monday, September 19
Art Directors Guild submissions for Television & Feature Film open online
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Feature, Documentary, and TV categories submissions open

Monday, September 26
Submissions open for Costume Designers Guild (CDGA) and accessible on CDG website

Monday, October 3
Documentary Feature Film Oscar submission deadline
International Feature Film Oscar submission deadline

Wednesday, October 5

BFI London Film Festival opens

Friday, October 14
Animated, Documentary, and Live Action Short Film Oscar submission deadline

Monday, October 17
CCA Documentary nominations announced

Thursday, October 20
Cinema Audio Society Awards entry submission forms available online

Tuesday, October 25
Gotham Awards nominations announced

Wednesday, October 26
IDA shortlists announced

Monday, October 31
Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS) submissions open for TV & Feature Film
ASC Documentary entries due

Tuesday, November 1
Original Score and Song Oscar submission deadline
Submissions open for ACE Eddie Awards nominations

Wednesday, November 2
AFI FEST opens

Friday, November 4
CDGA submission entries close at 5 p.m. PT

Monday, November 7
Deadline for submission of Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entries

Tuesday, November 8
CCA Documentary voting begins

Friday, November 11
IDA nominations announced

Sunday, November 13
7th annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Tuesday, November 15
Animated Feature Film and General entry Oscar categories submission deadline

Friday, November 18
IDA Member Viewing Platform Opens & Voting Begins
WGA Series submission deadline

Saturday, November 19
Academy Governors Awards

Monday, November 28
Gotham Awards announced
ASC TV entries due

Wednesday, November 30
MUAHS submissions close 5 p.m. PT

Thursday, December 1
CAS entry submissions deadline is 5 p.m. PT

Friday, December 2
NYFCC vote
African American Film Critics Awards (AAFCA) screening/screener deadline

Monday, December 5
SAG nominations balloting opens
IDA voting ends
ASC Feature entries due
WGA preliminary series online voting begins

Thursday, December 8
AAFCA top ten films announced

Friday, December 9
ASC Feature and TV nominations voting begins
WGA Screenplays submission deadline

Saturday, December 10
IDA Documentary Awards at the Paramount Theater, Los Angeles

Monday, December 12
Preliminary Oscar voting begins at 9 a.m. PT
Online ADG voting for Television & Feature Film Nominations begins
Golden Globe nominations announced

Tuesday, December 13
Annie Awards submissions close at 5 p.m. PT
Submission deadline closes for ACE Eddie Awards nominations at 5 p.m. PT

Friday, December 16
MUAHS nominations voting begins

Monday, December 19
CDGA nomination voting opens online at 6 a.m. PT

Tuesday, December 20
CAS nominations ballot voting begins online

Wednesday, December 21
Oscar Shortlists announced
PGA nomination polls open

Monday, December 26
WGA deadline for preliminary series online voting

Saturday, December 31
Oscar eligibility period ends


Wednesday, January 4
New York Film Critics Circle Awards Ceremony

Thursday, January 5
Palm Springs International Film Festival opens with awards gala

Friday, January 6
MUAHS nominations voting closes 5 p.m. PT
ASC Feature & TV Nomination voting closes at noon PT
CDGA nomination voting closes at 5 p.m. PT

Sunday, January 8
SAG nominations balloting closes at 5 pm PT.

Monday, January 9
ADG nominations announced
ASC nominations announced (all categories)
MPSE nominations announced
WGA preliminary screenplay online voting begins
ACE Eddie Awards nomination ballots sent

Tuesday, January 10
Final nominees in each CAS category are announced to the media and online
National Board of Review gala
80th Annual Golden Globe Awards go live on NBC and Peacock at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, January 11

PGA nominations polls close
MUAHS nominations announced
WGA TV writing nominations announced

Thursday, January 12
PGA Awards nominees announced
CDGA nominations announced
Oscar nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PT

Friday, January 13
AFI Awards, Four Seasons Hotel

Saturday, January 14
BAFTA Tea Party, Four Seasons Hotel

Sunday, January 15
Critics Choice Awards ceremony

Monday, January 16
AAFCA winners announced

Tuesday, January 17
Oscar nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT
VES nominations announced
Annie nominations announced

Thursday, January 19
Final ADG online voting begins
Sundance Film Festival opens

Monday, January 23
Final PGA polls open
Final MUAHS online voting begins
Final ASC voting begins
WGA deadline for preliminary screenplay online voting

Tuesday, January 24
Oscar nominations Announcement

Wednesday, January 25
WGA nominations for original and adapted screenplay announced

Monday, January 30
Final CDGA ballot voting opens online at 6 a.m. PT
ACE Eddie Awards nomination ballots due

Wednesday, February 1
ACE Eddie nominations announced

Friday, February 3
MUAHS final online voting closes 5 p.m. PT

Monday, February 6
ACE Eddie final ballots sent

Wednesday, February 8
Santa Barbara International Film Festival opens

Thursday, February 9
Final CAS voting begins online

Friday, February 10
Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel

Saturday, February 11
MUAHS Awards at the Beverly Hilton

Monday, February 13
Oscar nominees luncheon
ACE Eddie final ballots due 5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, February 15
VES Awards at Beverly Hilton

Friday, February 17
Final PGA polls close
Final CDGA ballot voting closes at 5 p.m. PT

Saturday, February 18
Art Directors Guild Awards Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown

Tuesday, February 21
Final CAS voting ends online at 5 p.m. PT

Friday, February 24
Final ACE Eddies ballots due by 5 p.m. PT

Saturday, February 25
The Annie Awards announced at UCLA Royce Hall
The PGA Awards announced

Sunday, February 26
MPSE Awards announced

Monday, February 27
The 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) at The Fairmont Century Plaza

Wednesday, March 1
ASC final voting ends
14th Annual AAFCA Awards

Thursday, March 2
Oscar finals voting begins 9 a.m.

Saturday, March 4
59th Annual CAS Awards

Sunday, March 5
37th ASC Awards Beverly Hilton
75th Annual Writers Guild Awards
73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards at UCLA Royce Hall

Tuesday, March 7
Oscar final voting ends 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 12
95th Annual Academy Awards go live on ABC

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