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Writers Guild to Hold 2016 WGA Awards on Feb. 13

Simultaneous L.A. and New York ceremonies will be the final major Hollywood guild awards of the season

The next Writers Guild Awards will take place on Feb. 13, 2016, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York, the WGA, West and WGA, East announced on Wednesday.

Nominations will be announced on Dec. 3 for television, new media, radio, news, promotional writing and graphic animation; on Jan. 6 for feature films and documentaries; and on Jan 11 for videogame writing.

The WGA is always the last of the major Hollywood guilds to hand out its awards, with the Screen Actors Guild and Directors Guild already announcing awards dates of Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, respectively. The Producers Guild will most likely schedule its ceremony on Jan. 31, though it has yet to announce the date.

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Here is the 2015-2016 WGA timeline:

Television-Radio-New Media Eligibility Period:

Long Form, Episodic, Animation, Children’s Script and Short Form Categories: First broadcast or exhibited between Dec. 1, 2014 and Nov. 30, 2015

All Other Script Categories: First broadcast or exhibited between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015

Theatrical Screenplay Eligibility Period: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week during 2015

Documentary Screenplay Eligibility Period: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2015

Videogame Eligibility Period: Originally released between Dec. 1, 2014 and Nov. 30, 2015

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Calendar:

Fri. Oct. 9, 2015: Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio-New Media and Paul Selvin

Fri. Oct. 9: Deadline for submissions: Drama/Comedy/New Series

Tues. Oct. 27: Preliminary Series online voting begins

Fri. Nov. 13: Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays

Mon. Nov. 23: Deadline for submissions: Videogame Writing

Tues. Nov. 24: Deadline for Preliminary Series online voting

Tue. Dec. 1: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins

Thur. Dec. 3: Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced

Thur. Dec. 31: Theatrical eligibility period ends for Original, Adapted, and Documentary Screenplays

Mon. Jan. 4, 2016: Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting

Wed. Jan. 6: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay Nominations Announced

Thur. Jan. 7: Final Screenplay and Series online voting begins

Mon. Jan. 11 – Mon, Jan. 18: The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series; Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Jan. TBA: “And the Nominees Are…” – Writers Guild Award TV and New Media nominee panels – Venue: NYC (TBA)

Mon. Jan. 11: Videogame Writing Nominations Announced

Fri. Jan. 29: Deadline for Final Screenplay and Series online voting

Thur. Feb. 4: Deadline for reservations, sponsorships, and ticket sales for 2016 Writers Guild Awards

Thur. Feb. 4: Beyond Words – Writers Guild Award-nominated screenwriters panel
Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Sat. Feb. 13: 2016 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (68th Annual)
Los Angeles: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
New York: Edison Ballroom

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