2021 Producers Guild Awards Date Pushed Back, Will Go Virtual

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Following in the footsteps of the Oscars, Golden Globes, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America has changed its plans for its annual awards ceremony due to the ongoing pandemic.

The Producers Guild Awards ceremony — which is usually held in mid to late January, about a month before the Oscars — will hold its 32nd edition on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the PGA announced Wednesday. It will also be held entirely virtually.

"Our 2021 PGA Awards will look different than previous years with a shift to a virtual presentation, but we're excited by the opportunity to put on our show in a more accessible, personal, and entirely new way," PGA presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher said in a statement. "Shining a light on the tireless work of our peers and the pioneers of our industry who are leading us into the next chapter of entertainment will be a great way to reflect and regroup as we continue to move our industry forward. Amidst the changes happening all around us, our commitment to our members, and to uplifting the art and craft of producing, is steadfast."

The eligibility window from which the PGA selects its nominees and winners is usually Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, the same as it usually is for the film Academy. But this year the window for theatrical motion pictures, animated theatrical motion pictures and documentary motion pictures will be extended until Feb. 28, 2021, once again aligning its window with the film Academy's. (The Guild will share additional information about eligibility dates for the Innovation Award.)

For theatrical and animated theatrical motion pictures, PGA nominations voting will run from Thursday, Feb. 25 through Thursday, March 11; nominees will be announced on Friday, March 12; and final voting will run from Friday, March 12 through Friday, March 19.

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KEY DATES

Eligibility Period for 2020 Producers Guild Awards

  • Television Series/Specials, Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures, Sports Children’s and Short Form Programs: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, Documentary Motion Pictures: January 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Notice of Producing Credits Form Deadline

  • Documentary Motion Pictures:  Friday, November 6, 2020
  • Television Series/Specials: Friday, November 13, 2020
  • Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures: Friday, November 13, 2020
  • Sports Children’s and Short Form Programs: Friday, November 13, 2020
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:  Friday, November 20, 2020

Screener Submission Deadline

  • Documentary Motion Pictures ONLY: Fri., November 6, 2020

Nomination Polls Open

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials):  Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures):  Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:  Thursday, February 25, 2021

Nomination Polls Close

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials):  Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures): Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:  Thursday, March 11, 2021

Nominees Announced

  • Documentary Motion Pictures:  Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures):  Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Friday, March 12, 2021

Final Polls Open

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Documentary Motion Pictures:  Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures):  Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Friday, March 12, 2021

Final Polls Close

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Monday, March 8, 2021
  • Documentary Motion Pictures:  Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures):  Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Friday, March 19, 2021

Awards Show

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021