Writers Guild Reveals Awards Season Calendar

Hollywood Sign - H 2014
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Hollywood Sign - H 2014

TV nominations will be announced on Dec. 3, and feature film nominations will follow on Jan. 6.

The 2016 Writers Guild Awards, which will hold its 68th annual awards ceremonies at simultaneous events in Los Angeles and New York on Feb. 13, released a timeline on Wednesday for the coming awards season.

The key dates follow:


Fri. Oct. 9                    Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio-New Media and Paul Selvin

Fri. Oct. 9                    Deadline for submissions: Drama-Comedy-New Series

Tues. Oct. 27              Preliminary series online voting begins



Fri. Nov. 13                 Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays

Mon. Nov. 23              Deadline for submissions: Video game writing

Tues. Nov. 24             Deadline for preliminary series online voting



Tues. Dec. 1                Preliminary screenplay online voting begins

Thurs. Dec. 3               Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing and Graphic Animation nominations announced

Thurs. Dec. 31             Theatrical eligibility period ends for Original, Adapted and Documentary screenplays



Mon. Jan. 4                   Deadline for preliminary screenplay online voting

Wed. Jan. 6                   Theatrical and Documentary screenplay nominations announced

Thurs. Jan. 7                 Final screenplay and series online voting begins

Mon. Jan. 11-18            The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series, Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Jan. TBA                        "And the Nominees are..." - WGA TV and New Media nominee panels — Venue: NYC (TBA)

Mon. Jan. 11                  Video game writing nominations announced

Fri. Jan. 29                     Deadline for final screenplay and series only voting



Thurs. Feb. 4                    Deadline for reservations, sponsorships and ticket sales for 2016 Writers Guild Awards

Thurs. Feb. 4                    Beyond Words — WGA-nominated screenwriters panel, WGA Theater, Beverly Hills

Sat. Feb. 13                    2016 Writers Guild Awards: Los Angeles, Hyatt Regency Plaza Hotel; New York, Edison Ballroom