L’Award Season è la “stagione dei premi” durante la quale, ogni anno, nel periodo ottobre-febbraio, vengono assegnati i premi cinematografici che precedono la notte degli Oscar. Una sorta di “bussola” sui gusti e gli orientamenti della critica e della stampa sui film della stagione cinematografica. In quest’ottica i voti dei membri degli Academy Awards sono spesso influenzati non solo dai verdetti della stampa estera (Golden Globe) ma anche da quelli del sindacato dei registi (DGA Awards), dei produttori (PGA Awards), degli attori (SAG Awards), dei critici americani (Critic’s Choice Movie Awards), oltre che dai responsi delle associazioni dei critici (Film Critics Association Awards) e da quelli dei sindacati di categoria (Technical Guild Awards).

Calendario Award Season 2019-2020

Friday, October 25, 2019
BAFTA Britannia Awards

Saturday, November 16, 2019
The Academy’s 11th Governors Awards

Saturday, December 7, 2019
European Film Awards

Saturday, December 7, 2019
International Documentary Association Awards

Monday, December 9, 2019
Golden Globes nominations announced

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Oscar nominations voting begins

Friday, January 3, 2020
AFI Awards luncheon

Sunday, January 5, 2020
The Golden Globes ceremony will air live coast to coast on NBC

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Oscar nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
New York Film Critics Circle Awards gala

January 8, 2020
National Board of Review gala

Monday, January 13, 2020
Oscar Nominations Announcement

Wednesday January 15, 2020
Launch of Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Producers Guild Awards

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Directors Guild Awards

Sunday, January 26, 2020
SAG Awards

Monday, January 27, 2020
Oscar Nominees Luncheon

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Final voting begins 8 a.m. PT

Sunday, February 2, 2020
BAFTA Film Awards

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Independent Spirit Awards

Sunday, February 9, 2020
92nd Academy Awards 5 p.m. PT