The WGA has written up the key dates for its 74th Writers Guild Awards. The trophy ceremony is set for Sunday, March 20, a week before the Oscars. It will be the final major awards show before the 94th Academy Awards.
A start time was not announced — nor was whether the event will be held virtually or in-person. Also no word on whether the WGA will keep to its pre-Covid tradition of holding simultaneous separate awards ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. Deadline reached out to the guild about those questions this morning but has not heard back.
Submissions for all WGA Awards categories are being accepted starting today.
Nominations for TV prizes will be announced Thursday, January 13, with the film noms coming two weeks later on January 27. The WGA’s TV nominations also include new media, news, radio/audio and promotional writing.
Here are the key dates for the 2022 Writers Guild Awards, followed by eligibility info:
7: Submissions Open in ALL Categories: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary), Series (Drama, Comedy, New), TV-Radio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)
3: Deadline for submissions: Series (Drama, Comedy, New);
3: TV-Radio/Audio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)
15: Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting begins
17: Deadline for submissions: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary)
5; Deadline for Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting
12: Preliminary Screenplay (Original, Adapted) online voting begins
13: Television, New Media, News, Radio/Audio, and Promotional Writing Nominations Announced
26: Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay (Original, Adapted) online voting
27: Screenplay (Original, Adapted, Documentary) Nominations Announced
16: Deadline for Final Screenplay (Original, Adapted) and Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting
10: Beyond Words: Writers Guild Awards-nominated screenwriters panel
20: 74th annual Writers Guild Awards
TBA “And the Nominees Are…” Writers Guild Awards nominees panel
Awards Eligibility Periods
TV & New Media eligibility period: First broadcast or exhibited between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021
News & TV Documentary categories only: First broadcast or exhibited between Dec. 1, 2020 and Oct. 31, 2021
Theatrical Screenplay eligibility period: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2021
Documentary Screenplays: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week between March 1- Dec. 31, 2021