Oscars in April? Here’s the COVID-Altered Awards Season Calendar

With the Oscars taking place later than ever, this season’s events are spread out over seven months

The 2020-2021 film awards season will be the most delayed and drawn-out season ever, with the Oscars pushed back from its usual late-February date to April 25 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of the other awards shows have adjusted to fit the Oscars timeline, but that timeline is itself unusually extended — there’s a full month, for instance, between the announcement of Oscar nominations on March 15 and the beginning of final voting on April 15. That’s the opposite of the awards season that ended at the beginning of this year, when the Oscars’ early Feb. 9 date caused a truncated, crammed calendar.

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Steve Pond

Steve Pond

Awards Editor • steve@thewrap.com • Twitter: @stevepond