DGA Awards: Directors Guild Announces Key Dates for 2020-2021

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The 73rd DGA Awards has long been scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021. But the key dates leading up to it have just been announced by the Directors Guild of America.

DGA members will be able to vote online from Feb. 17 through March 8, 2021 for theatrical feature film nominations; from Feb. 19 through March 5, 2021 for TV nominations in five categories; and from March 9 through April 9, 2021 for the theatrical feature film award.

All voting will continue to take place online.

Theatrical feature film and first-time feature film nominees will be announced on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, and TV, commercial, and documentary nominees will be announced on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Here is the complete listing of key dates...

THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM AWARD

• Films produced under the DGA Basic Agreement with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021 do not need to be entered. They are automatically included by the Guild for Theatrical Feature Film Submission. Theatrical Films not produced under the DGA Basic Agreement remain eligible provided the Director of the Film completes an entry form. The entry form will be available on Tuesday, December 1 and must be returned by the following deadlines:

-- For those with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of
January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, the deadline is: Thursday, January 7, 2021
-- For those with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of
January 1, 2021 through February 28, 2021, the deadline is: Monday, February 1, 2021

• Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations opens Wednesday, February 17, 2021

• Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations Monday, March 8, 2021

• Announce Five Theatrical Feature Film Nominees Tuesday, March 9, 2021

• Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Award opens Tuesday, March 9, 2021

• Membership Screenings (or Streaming) of Five Nominated Theatrical Feature Films Mon-Fri, March 15-March 19, 2021

• Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Award Friday, April 9, 2021

TELEVISION AWARDS

• Entry Forms for TV & Commercials available online Tuesday, December 1, 2020

• For Television entries broadcast during the period of
January 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021, there deadline is: Monday, February 1, 2021

• Online voting for Television Nominations opens Friday, February 19, 2021

• Deadline to vote online for Television Nominations Friday, March 5, 2021

• Announce all Television and Commercial Nominees Monday, March 8, 2021

FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR AWARD

• Entry Forms for First-Time Feature Film Director available online Tuesday, December 1, 2020

• For First-Time Feature Director entries with a planned, scheduled, or
actual theatrical release during the period of Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020,
the deadline is: Thursday, January 7, 2021

• For First-Time Feature Director entries with a planned scheduled, or
actual theatrical release during the period of Jan. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2021,
the deadline is: Monday, February 1, 2021

• Announce Five First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees Tuesday, March 9, 2021

DOCUMENTARY AWARD

• Entry Forms for Documentary available online Tuesday, December 1, 2020

• For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast
during the period of Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020, the deadline is: Thursday, January 7, 2021

• For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast
during the period of Jan. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2021, the deadline is: Monday, February 1, 2021

• Announce Documentary Nominees Monday, March 8, 2021

73rd ANNUAL DGA AWARDS

• DGA Awards Ceremony Saturday, April 10, 2021