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).