Oscars, SAG Awards and More: Everything You Need to Know About the 2020-2021 Awards Season

Awards Season
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Including date changes, cancellations and postponements due to the pandemic.

Global pandemic, be damned. This year's awards season is soldiering on amid unprecedented times -- though the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, GRAMMYs and other ceremonies are shaping up to look different than any awards shows we've seen before.

This year has seen movie theaters around the world close their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic -- with studios repeatedly pushing release dates and film festivals scrapping plans or moving online -- prompting awards bodies to postpone their respective telecasts and adjust eligibility rules to account for continued uncertainty.

Below, ET has your handy awards season calendar to keep you up to date as we learn more about what's to come for the Oscars, Golden Globes, GRAMMYs, BAFTA Awards and more.

Golden Globes


The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards -- originally scheduled for the first Sunday in January -- took place on Feb. 28 as a bicoastal telecast hosted by Tina Fey from the The Rainbow Room in NYC and Amy Poehler from The Beverly Hilton in California, with nominees appearing virtually from around the world.

Winners: Nomadland and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm were the night's top drama and comedy film, respectively, while The Crown and Schitt's Creek dominated the TV side. See the full list of winners.

Relive the most memorable moments:


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The 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards took place on March 14 in an outdoor, socially-distanced ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center hosted by Trevor Noah and featuring performance from Cardi B, BTS, Harry Styles and more.

Winners: Taylor Swift took home Album of the Year, H.E.R. and Billie Eilish won Song and Record of the Year, respectively, and Megan Thee Stallion won Best New Artist. See the full list of winners.

Rewatch all the performances:

NAACP Image Awards

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When: March 27 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on BET and simulcast on CBS and across ViacomCBS Networks. (Non-televised categories will be announced virtually over five nights, March 22-26.)

Winners: See the full list.

SAG Awards

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The 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards first moved from January to March, but when that date was later claimed by the rescheduled GRAMMY Awards, SAG-AFTRA delayed its ceremony into April. The telecast will be re-imagined as "a one-hour special that highlights and expands on our signature I am an Actor opening and honors the outstanding performances of the past year."

When: April 4 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on TNT and TBS

Nominations: See the full list.

BAFTA Awards

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The 74th annual EE British Academy Film Awards will take place two weeks ahead of the Academy Awards, as is customary, but will be split over two nights on April 10 and 11.

Clara Amfo will host the BAFTA Film Awards Opening Night on Saturday, while Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary will host the full BAFTA Film Awards the following night live from the Royal Albert Hall.

"It has been an extremely tough year for everyone, including for cinemas and for the film industry, so we are looking forward to some fun, and a celebration of great talent across the weekend," says Marc Samuelson, Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee.

Nominations: Nomadland and Rocks were the most-nominated films of the year, with seven nominations apiece. See the full list.

Independent Spirit Awards

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The Indie Spirit Awards traditionally take place the Saturday before the Oscars -- so when the Academy redated its show, so did Film Independent. This year's ceremony, however will take place the Thursday before the Oscars.

When: April 24 at 7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET on IFC

Nominations: See the full list.

The Oscars

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences postponed the 93rd annual Oscars by two months, with its eligibility window extended to Feb. 28.

When: April 25
Where: L.A.'s Union Station and the Dolby Theater

Nominations: See the full list.

Mank is the year's most nominated film, collecting 10 nominations, followed by The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7, which all earned six nominations. As always, there were also a number of notable surprises and snubs.

Full Calendar

APRIL 2021

April 4: Screen Actors Guild Awards
April 10: Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards
April 10: DGA Awards
April 11: BAFTA Awards
April 15: Oscar Nominees Luncheon
April 15 - 20: Final Oscars voting
April 17: 71st Annual ACE Eddie Awards
April 24: Film Independent Spirit Awards
April 25: Oscars