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2013-14 film awards season calendar

Film lovers are escaping that chill in the air by ducking into movie theaters to spend a few hours with historical figures, antiheroes and the latest installments from a couple of the darker, superpower-free franchises.

Welcome to the 2013-14 motion picture awards season.

With the Spirit Award nominations for independent films kicking things off Tuesday, here are some dates movie buffs will want to have handy.

Because the Winter Olympics fall in the middle of the season (Feb. 7 to 23), some of the larger ceremonies are happening earlier or later than usual to avoid scheduling conflicts.


26 – Spirit Award nominations


2 – International Animated Film Society Annie Award nominations

4 – National Board of Review winners announced

11 – Screen Actors Guild nominations

12 – Golden Globe nominations

16 – Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations


2 – Producers Guild of America nominations

3 – Writers Guild of America nominations

7 – Directors Guild of America nominations

8 – American Society of Cinematographers nominations

8 – British Academy Film Awards nominations

9 – Art Directors Guild nominations

9 – Costume Designers Guild nominations

10 – American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards nominations

12 – Golden Globe Awards

13 – Visual Editors Society nominations

14 – Cinema Audio Society finalist nominations

15 – Razzie nominations

16 – Academy Awards nominations

16 – Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

17 – Motion Pictures Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards nominations

18 – Screen Actors Guild awards

19 – Producers Guild of America awards

25 – Directors Guild of America awards


1 – Writers Guild of America awards

1 – Annie Awards

1 – American Society of Cinematographers awards

7 – Eddie Awards

8 – Art Directors Guild awards

12 – Visual Editors Society awards

16 – British Academy Film Awards

16 – Golden Reel Awards

22 – Cinema Audio Society awards

22 – Costume Designers Guild awards


1 – Spirit Awards

1 – Razzie Awards

2 – Academy Awards