The Director’s Guild of America announced their schedule for the upcoming awards season. The DGA Awards are one of the most important awards in predicting our Best Picture lineup. The Feature Film award lineup often pairs up with Directing lineup at the Oscars as well. Last year, there was also an extremely tight race for the First-Time Feature award. With directors like Bradley CooperAri Aster, Bo Burnham, and Boots Riley just some of the potential nominees in the category.

The full timetable for the awards is listed below.

FEATURE FILM AWARD                    

Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens: Monday, November 26

Announce Five Feature Film Nominees: Tuesday January 8

Online  voting for Feature Film Award opens: Tuesday January 8

Membership Screenings of Five Nominated Feature Films: Mon-Fri, January 14-18

Deadline to vote online for Feature Film Award: Friday, February 1

TELEVISION AWARDS

Entry Forms for TV & Commercials available online: Friday, September 28

Deadline for submitting Television and Commercials entries: Wednesday, November 28

Online voting for Television Nominations opens: Friday, December 7

Deadline to vote online for Television Nominations: Friday, January 4

Announce all Television and Commercial Nominees: Monday, January 7

 

FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR AWARD

Entry Forms for First-Time Feature Film Director available online: Tuesday, September 4

For First-Time Feature Director entries with a theatrical release during the period of Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, the deadline is: Friday, October 5

For First-Time Feature Director entries with a theatrical release during the period of Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, the deadline is: Friday, November 9

Announce Five First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees: Tuesday, January 8

 

DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Entry Form for Documentary available online: Wednesday, September 5

For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, the deadline is: Monday, October 1

For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, the deadline is: Tuesday, October 30

Announce Documentary Nominees: Monday, January 7

71st ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Dinner Reservation Forms Available: Friday, November 30

Deadline for returning all Dinner Reservation Forms: Monday, January 21

DGA Awards Dinner, Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom: Saturday, February 2

What do you think of the schedule? Who are some of your picks for Best Director, Best First Feature and other categories? Let us know in the comments below!