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Awards Schedule Changes Continued: Golden Globes to February 28th, Critics Choice with Taye Diggs as Host Moves to March 7th, 7 Weeks Before Oscars


This is going to be some weird awards season– if we ever get there.

UPDATE Golden Globe have jumped ahead to February 28th, the date abandoned by the Oscars. So they will miss all the movies released in February. This will jump the Globes a week ahead of the Critics Choice Awards, and two months before the Oscars.

The Critics Choice Awards, hosted by Taye Diggs, will go on March 7, 2021 on the CW Network. They are given by the group I am proud to be part of, the Broadcast Critics Association.

The cut off for the CCA will be February 1st, a month earlier than the Oscars’ 2021 eligibility date of February 28th. So no movies released in February will be part of the CCA. Does it matter at this point? Who knows?

The CCA’s March 7th date is now seven weeks earlier than the Oscars, set for April 25th. When are the Golden Globes going to happen? I say March 20th, but the Hollywood Foreign Press hasn’t announced a date yet. SAG Awards? Dunno. DGA? PGA? WGA? Toss a coin.

Today is June 22nd. This all seems very, very far away, doesn’t it? Particularly because life is moving slowly right now. We haven’t had the Cannes Film Festival. Telluride and Toronto are up in the air. The Venice Film Festival is set for for September 3rd, but despite bravura no one know what that means either. Can you fly to Italy? Do you want to? Will stars be willing to go? Will anyone have the money?

Here’s the schedule for the CCA, which will be held as usual in the hangar at Santa Monica Airport, a big open space. If the pandemic isn’t over by then, it really won’t matter one way or another.

February 1, 2021 – Nominating ballots go out to CCA Film Branch members

February 5, 2021 – Deadline for returning nominating ballots

February 7, 2021 – Critics Choice Awards Film nominations announced

March 4, 2021 – Final ballots go out to CCA Film Branch members

March 5, 2021 – Deadline for returning final ballots


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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