The 68th annual DGA Awards already were set for Saturday, February 6, and today the guild set key dates leading up to the event. Jane Lynch returns for a third consecutive year as host of the awards ceremony, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Details and eligibility criteria for the DGA’s inaugural First-Time Feature Film Director Award, announced during last year’s ceremony, will be revealed in September.
Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film nominees will be announced on January 12, and Television, Commercial and Documentary nominees will be announced on January 13.
DGA members will be able to vote online from December 2 to January 11 for Feature Film Nominations; December 14-January 11 for Television Nominations in five categories and between January 12-February for the Feature Film Award. All voting will continue to take place online.
Here is the complete timeline for the 2016 DGA Awards:
FEATURE FILM AWARD
Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens Wednesday, December 2
Deadline to vote online for Feature Film Nominations Monday, January 11
Announce Five Feature Film Nominees Tuesday, January 12
Online voting for Feature Film Award opens Tuesday, January 12
Membership Screenings of Five Nominated Feature Films Monday-Friday, January 18-22
Deadline to vote online for Feature Film Award Friday, February 5
Entry Forms for TV & Commercials available online Monday, October 5
Deadline for submitting Television and Commercials entries Friday, December 4
Online voting for Television Nominations opens Monday, December 14
Deadline to vote online for Television Nominations is Monday, January 11
Television and Commercial Nominees will be announced Wednesday, January 13
FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR AWARD
Entry Forms for First-Time Feature Film Director available online Tuesday, September 8
For First-Time Feature Director entries with a theatrical release during the period of January 1 through September 30; the deadline is Friday, October 9
For First-Time Feature Director entries with a theatrical release during the period of October 1 through December 31; the deadline is Friday, November 13
Five First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees will be announced Tuesday, January 12
Entry Form for Documentary available online Wednesday, September 9
For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of January 1 through September 30; the deadline is Monday, October 5
For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of October 1 through December 31; the deadline is Monday, November 2
Documentary Nominees will be announced Wednesday, January 13
68th ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
Email Dinner Reservation Forms Friday, December 4
Deadline for returning all Dinner Reservation Forms is Friday, January 29
DGA Awards Dinner is Saturday, February 6 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
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