Earlier this week we saw the Golden Globes stake claim to their awards season dates. The pure number of precursors requires many of the bigger shows to begin grabbing dates as soon as possible. Today, BAFTA joins the Globes with their list of date for their awards ceremony.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is one of the last big precursors that shines a light on the Oscar race. The last couple of years, awards given out to below-the-line contenders here helped decide the Oscar race. “Blade Runner 2049” took frontrunner status in Visual Effects after winning the BAFTA prize. The same could be said for “Hacksaw Ridge” after it won editing.
Oct. 1: Entry deadline for short film submissions
Oct. 23: Entry deadline for Stage One submission of feature film entries, confirming film eligibility
Nov. 22: Entry deadline for Stage Two submission of feature film entries (confirming candidates for nomination in all other categories)
Nov. 30: Details of all entered films and performances sent to Film Voting Members and entrants
Dec. 12: Films opening for UK general release after 1 January 2019 must be screened to members before this date
Dec. 14: Round One voting opens
Jan. 2: 6PM Round One voting closes
Jan. 3: EE Rising Star Award nominees announced
Jan. 9: Nominations Announcement; Round Two voting opens
Feb. 6: 6PM Round Two voting closes
Feb. 8: All entered films to have screened to the public by this date
Feb. 9: BAFTA Nespresso Nominees’ Party
Feb. 10: EE British Academy Film Awards