Awards Season: Key Dates to Know Leading Up to the 2020 Oscars (Updating)

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From the Kids' Choice Awards to the Independent Spirit Awards, it's a long way to the Academy Awards, but this guide has it all covered.

Another year, another slew of awards shows.

Summer may have only just begun, but it's never too late to start thinking about the long road to the Oscars. In July, stops on the months-long journey include the sports-focused ESPY Awards and the Emmy nominations announcement. Later in the year are the Toronto International Film Festival, the various guilds' awards, the American Music Awards and more.

Here is The Hollywood Reporter's guide to all the awards shows, film festivals and nomination announcements leading up to the 92nd Academy Awards in February 2020. 


Monday, July 1: Imagen Awards nominations
Wednesday, July 10: ESPY Awards
Thursday, July 11: Kids' Choice Sports Awards (airs Saturday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, July 16: Emmy nominations
Thursday, July 18: Location Managers Guild Awards nominations
Thursday, July 25: News & Documentary Emmy Awards nominations
Saturday, July 27: Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards


Saturday, Aug. 3: Television Critics Association Awards
Saturday, Aug. 10: Imagen Awards
Saturday, Aug. 10: Kids' Choice Sports Awards
Sunday, Aug. 11: Teen Choice Awards
Monday, Aug. 26: MTV Video Music Awards


Sept. 5-15: Toronto International Film Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15: Creative Arts Emmys
Saturday, Sept. 21: Location Managers Guild Awards
Sunday, Sept. 22: Emmy Awards
Tuesday, Sept. 24: Latin Grammy Award nominations
Tuesday, Sept. 24: News & Documentary Emmy Awards
Wednesday, Sept. 25: Clio Awards


Wednesday, Oct. 23: Clio Entertainment finalists announced
Thursday, Oct. 24: IFP Gotham Awards nominations
Friday, Oct. 25: Britannia Awards
Sunday, Oct. 27: Governors Awards


Sunday, Nov. 3: MTV Europe Music Awards
Sunday, Nov. 3: BAFTA Scotland Awards
Sunday, Nov. 3: Hollywood Film Awards
Thursday, Nov. 7: Cinema Eye Honors documentary nominees
Friday, Nov. 8: American Cinematheque Award
Saturday, Nov. 9: Golden Screen Awards
Sunday, Nov. 10: Critics' Choice Doc Awards
Sunday, Nov. 10: People's Choice Awards
Monday, Nov. 11: Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild nominations
Wednesday, Nov. 13: CMA Awards
Wednesday, Nov. 13: ICG Publicists Awards TV nominees announced
Thursday, Nov. 14: Latin Grammy Awards
Sunday, Nov. 17: Soul Train Awards
Tuesday, Nov. 19: PGA Documentary Motion Picture nominations
Wednesday, Nov. 20: Grammy nominations
Thursday, Nov. 21: Film Independent Spirit Award nominations
Thursday, Nov. 21: Clio Entertainment Awards
Thursday, Nov. 21: Hollywood Professionals Association Awards
Sunday, Nov. 24: American Music Awards
Monday, Nov. 25: International Emmy Awards
Monday, Nov. 25: American Society of Cinematographers TV, documentary nominations


Sunday, Dec. 1: British Independent Film Awards
Monday, Dec. 2: IFP Gotham Awards
Wednesday, Dec. 4: NY Film Critics Circle Awards voting
Wednesday, Dec. 4: Bounce Trumpet Awards
Thursday, Dec. 5: Writers Guild of America Awards television, new media, radio, news, promotional writing and graphic animation nominations announced
Saturday, Dec. 7: European Film Awards
Saturday, Dec. 7: International Documentary Association Documentary Awards
Sunday, Dec. 8: Kennedy Center Honors
Monday, Dec. 9: Golden Globe Awards nominations
Monday, Dec. 9: Art Directors Guild Awards nominations
Tuesday, Dec. 10: Cinema Audio Society Awards nominations
Tuesday, Dec. 10: Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations
Wednesday, Dec. 11: American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards nominations
Wednesday, Dec. 11: Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations
Thursday, Dec. 12: The Game Awards
Friday, Dec. 13: Streamy Award Winners
Thursday, Dec. 19: Producers Guild Awards television programs (sports, children's and shortform programs) nominations 


Thursday, Jan. 2: Artios Awards feature film nominations
Friday, Jan. 3: American Society of Cinematographers theatrical and spotlight nominations
Saturday, Jan. 4: National Society of Films Critics Awards voting
Sunday, Jan. 5: Golden Globe Awards
Monday, Jan. 6: Directors Guild of America Awards television, commercial and documentary nominees announced
Monday, Jan. 6: Writers Guild of America Awards screenplay (original, adapted, documentary) nominations announced
Monday, Jan. 6: Cinema Eye Honors Award Ceremony
Monday, Jan. 6: Dave Chappelle Mark Twain Award Ceremony
Tuesday, Jan. 7: BAFTA film awards nominations
Tuesday, Jan. 7: Directors Guild of America Awards theatrical film nominees and first-time feature film director nominees
Tuesday, Jan. 7: Producers Guild Awards film, animated movies, TV series, specials and TV movies nominations announced
Tuesday, Jan. 7: New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Tuesday, Jan. 7: Directors Guild of America Awards theatrical feature film nominees and first-time feature film director nominees announced
Wednesday, Jan. 8: ICG Publicists Awards motion picture publicity campaign nominees announced
Wednesday, Jan. 8: National Board of Review gala
Wednesday, Jan. 8: ICG Publicists Awards motion picture publicity campaign nominees announced
Saturday, Jan. 11: AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards
Saturday, Jan. 11: Makeup Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Awards
Sunday. Jan. 12: Critic's Choice Awards
Monday, Jan. 13: Academy Award nominations
Friday, Jan. 17: iHeartRadio Podcast Awards
Friday,  Jan. 17: American Cinema Editors' Eddie Awards
Saturday, Jan. 18: Producers Guild Awards
Sunday, Jan. 19: Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards
Sunday, Jan. 19: Screen Actors Guild Awards
Jan. 23-Feb. 2: Sundance Film Festival
Wednesday, Jan. 22: Advanced Imaging Society Entertainment Technology Lumiere Awards
Friday, Jan. 24: Faith & Family Movieguide Awards
Saturday, Jan. 25: Goya Awards
Saturday, Jan. 25: Directors Guild of America Awards
Saturday, Jan. 25: Cinema Audio Society Awards
Saturday, Jan. 25:American Society of Cinematographers Awards
Sunday, Jan. 26: Grammy Awards
Monday, Jan. 27: Oscar nominees luncheon
Tuesday, Jan. 28: Costume Designers Guild Awards
Wednesday, Jan. 29: Visual Effects Society Awards
Thursday, Jan.  30: Artios Awards


Saturday, Feb. 1: Writers Guild of America Awards
Saturday, Feb. 1: Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards
Sunday, Feb. 2: BAFTA Awards
Sunday, Feb. 2: Super Bowl LIV
Friday, Feb. 7: ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon
Saturday, Feb. 8: Film Independent Spirit Awards
Sunday, Feb. 9: Academy Awards