2021 Awards Schedule

Awards Schedule Art 2014

November 23, 2020

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced the schedule of key dates for the 73rd Annual DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Theatrical Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film nominees will be announced on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 and Television, Commercial, and Documentary nominees will be announced on Monday, March 8, 2021.

DGA members will be able to vote online between February 17, 2021 – March 8, 2021 for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations; between February 19, 2021 – March 5, 2021 for Television Nominations in five categories; and between March 9, 2021 – April 9, 2021 for the Theatrical Feature Film Award. All voting will continue to take place online. The complete schedule of key dates is included below.  

Complete DGA Awards Schedule:


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 1st and must be returned by the following deadlines.


For films  with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through December 31, 2020, the deadline is:


Thursday, January 7, 2021 


For films  with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 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

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

Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Award opens

Tuesday, March 9, 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, the 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 Commercials Nominees

Monday, March 8, 2021


FIRST-TIME THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR AWARD


Entry Forms for First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director available online

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


For First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through December 31, 2020, the deadline is:


Thursday, January 7, 2021


For First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through February 28, 2021, the deadline is:


Monday, February 1, 2021


Announce Five First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees


Tuesday, March 9, 2021


DOCUMENTARY AWARD


Entry Form for Documentary available online

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


For Documentary entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through December 31, 2020, the deadline is:


Thursday, January 7, 2021


For Documentary entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through February 28, 2021, the deadline is:


Monday, February 1, 2021


Announce Documentary Nominees


Monday, March 8, 2021


73rd ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER


DGA Awards Ceremony

Saturday, April 10, 2021


 
About the DGA:

In the eight decades since its founding in 1936, the DGA has fought for the economic and creative rights of its members; protected their ability to financially benefit from the reuse of their work; established strong pension and health plans; and established jurisdiction in new technologies and distribution platforms. Today we represent more than 18,000 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.

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