Producers Guild Reveals Date, Venue Change for 31st PGA Awards

The guild, which honored 'Green Book' with its top film prize last awards season, has also revamped its website.
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PGA presidents Lucy Fisher (left) and Gail Berman

The 31st Producers Guild Awards are set to be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, the organization said Thursday. Additionally, after many years between the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and the Beverly Hilton, the event will now place at the Hollywood Palladium.

"Each year, the PGA has the privilege to honor outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television and new media productions at the Producers Guild Awards," PGA presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher said in a statement. "We look forward to celebrating excellence in our field alongside giants of our industry who've defined the art and craft of producing."

The guild, which on Jan. 19 of this year honored Green Book with its first big win en route to the best picture Oscar, also announced other key dates pertaining to eligibility and awards for the 2019-2020 awards season:

Eligibility Period for 2020 Producers Guild Awards

  • Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, and Short Form, Sports and Children’s Programs: Jan. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019 

Notice of Producing Credits Form Deadline

  • Documentary Motion Pictures: Sept. 5, 2019 (Late submission deadline is Sept. 19, 2019 – $100 late fee will be assessed)
  • Television Programs: Sept. 26, 2019
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Oct. 10, 2019

Screener Submission Deadline

  • Documentary Motion Pictures ONLY: Sept. 5, 2019 (Late submission deadline is Sept. 19, 2019 – $100 late fee will be assessed)

Nomination Polls Open

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Dec. 6, 2019
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Dec. 12, 2019
  • Television Programs (Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures): Dec. 12, 2019
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Dec. 12, 2019

Nomination Polls Close

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Dec. 18, 2019 (2 p.m. PT)
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Jan. 6, 2020 (2 p.m. PT)
  • Television Programs (Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures): Jan. 6, 2020 (2 p.m. PT)
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Jan. 6, 2020 (2 p.m. PT)

Nominees Announced

  • Documentary Motion Pictures: Nov. 19, 2019
  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Dec. 19, 2019
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Jan. 7, 2020
  • Television Programs (Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures): Jan. 7, 2020
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Jan. 7, 2020

Final Polls Open

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Dec. 19, 2019
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Jan. 7, 2020
  • Television Programs (Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures): Jan. 7, 2020
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Jan. 7, 2020
  • Documentary Motion Pictures: Jan. 7, 2020

Final Polls Close

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Jan. 8, 2020 (12 p.m. PT)
  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Jan. 16, 2020 (12 p.m. PT)
  • Television Programs (Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures): Jan. 16, 2020 (12 p.m. PT)
  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Jan. 16, 2020 (12 p.m. PT)
  • Documentary Motion Pictures: Jan. 16, 2020 (12 p.m. PT)

PGA East and West Coast Celebrations of 2020 Producers Guild Awards Nominees and Producing Teams

  • Week of Jan. 13 (additional details forthcoming)

Awards Show

  • Jan. 18, 2020

The PGA also announced that it has revamped its website to "further streamlines the process for productions submitted for the Producers Guild Awards and Producers Mark (p.g.a.) certification." These changes "include a more user-friendly interface, better payment options and the ability to create user accounts for applicants," which "will save time by retaining information from past submissions and allowing for information to be carried over from year to year."