PGA, DGA and Oscar Nominations deadlines

Last year, for the first time in as long as anyone could remember the DGA ballots were turned in before Oscar nominations were announced. This year, the Producers Guild announces a full week before AMPAS’ ballot deadline. But the DGA’s nominations come just one day ahead of the Oscar ballot deadline. That means there is a good chance the DGA and Oscar might not match 5/5 or even 4/5, like last year’s debacle which left off Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty, Ben Affleck for Argo (the winner), and Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.

January 2, 2014 – Producers Guild announce nominations
January 7, 2014 – Directors Guild announce nominations
January 8, 2014 – Oscar ballot deadline

Fasten your seatbelts….our awards calendar up and running for 2013-2014 season so far (many more dates to add).

5 Comments on this Post

  1. Watermelons

    I have added all these dates to my iCal calendar “Hollywood”

    Thanks! I look forward to treating all these days as ‘”Labor Day“s of their own! :)

    -Watermelons

  2. Its going to be a crazy awards year!!!!!!!

  3. there is a good chance the DGA and Oscar might not match 5/5 or even 4/5, like last year’s debacle which left off Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty, Ben Affleck for Argo (the winner), and Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.

    or put another way (glass half full)…

    there is a good chance the DGA and Oscar might not match 5/5 or even 4/5, like last year’s bold recognition of the dazzling achievement of Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Michael Haneke for Amour, and thank god left off Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.

    The last 2 years we covered on OscarPodcast — 1990 and 1991 — both had a 3/5 disconnect between Best Director and Best Picture.

    1990

    Best Director
    * Kevin Costner – Dances with Wolves
    Francis Ford Coppola – The Godfather Part III
    Stephen Frears – The Grifters
    Barbet Schroeder – Reversal of Fortune
    Martin Scorsese – Goodfellas

    Best Picture
    * Dances with Wolves
    Awakenings
    Ghost
    The Godfather Part III
    Goodfellas

    1991

    Best Director
    * Jonathan Demme – The Silence of the Lambs
    Barry Levinson – Bugsy
    Ridley Scott – Thelma & Louise
    John Singleton – Boyz n the Hood
    Oliver Stone – JFK

    Best Picture
    * The Silence of the Lambs
    Beauty and the Beast
    Bugsy
    JFK
    The Prince of Tides

    It wasn’t a debacle to have Stephen Frears, Barbet Schroeder, Ridley Scott, and John Singleton nominated, right?

    It was embarrassing to nominate Ghost, Awakening and The Prince of Tides as best picture material — but debacle was averted.

    I understand what you mean, Sasha. The debacle was how Affleck’s “snub” made him a martyr and probably helped Argo win BP.

    But I’m going to stop worrying if the Best Picture and Best Director categories don’t match up. I’m going to try to feel that it’s a pretty great thing when an unexpected director is nominated, even if the Academy at large picks the safer set of Best Picture nominees.

    I’m going to try hard to NOT see these mismatches as a debacle and I’ll try to coax my best buddies into being happy whenever the directors show more interesting taste than the AMPAS membership overall.

    Sasha, I know you were happy for Benh Zeitlin and Michael Haneke. The debacle wasn’t that those two geniuses got nominated. The debacle is how the broad membership of Academy always runs away from genius and into the arms of the easy-to-swallow golden boys.

    (yes, there I said it. Ben Affleck is easy to swallow. Of that I have no doubt.)

  4. William Best

    Off Topic:

    French submission is ‘Renoir’ by Gilles Bourdos. So no Le Passé or Blue is the warmest color…. I thought Le Passé was very good.

    Also ‘Borgman’, by Alex van Warmerdam, is the Dutch submission for best foreign film

  5. brazilianmovies

    HARVEY WEINSTEIN MUST REALISE THE IMMIGRANT THIS YEAR TO MIGHT FIGHT FOR OSCAR BECAUSE IS A WONDERFUL FILM WITH A SUPERB PERFORMANCE OF MARION COTILLARD!!!

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