DGA Announces 2019-20 Awards Schedule

Awards Schedule Art 2014

July 17, 2019

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced the schedule of key dates for the 72nd Annual DGA Awards which will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Theatrical Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film nominees will be announced on January 7, 2020 and Television, Commercial, and Documentary nominees will be announced on January 6, 2020.

DGA members will be able to vote online between December 2, 2019 – January 6, 2020 for Feature Film Nominations; between December 6, 2019 – January 3, 2020 for Television Nominations in five categories; and between January 7, 2020 – January 24, 2020 for the Feature Film Award. All voting will continue to take place online. The complete schedule of key dates is included below.


Complete DGA Awards Schedule:


THEATRICAL FILM AWARD


Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations opens

Monday, December 2, 2019

Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations

Monday, January 6, 2020

Announce Five Theatrical Feature Film Nominees

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Award opens

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Membership Screening of Five Nominated Theatrical Feature Films

Mon-Fri, January 13-17, 2020

Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Award

Friday, January 24, 2020


TELEVISION AWARDS


Entry Forms for TV & Commercials available online

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Deadline for Submitting Television and Commercials entries

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Online voting for Television Nominations opens

Friday, December 6, 2019

Deadline to vote online for Television Nominations

Friday, January 3, 2020

Announce All Television and Commercials Nominees

Monday, January 6, 2020


FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR AWARD


Entry Forms for First-Time Feature Film Director available online

Friday, August 23, 2019

Submission Deadlines:
 

For First-Time Feature Film Director entries with a theatrical release during the period of January 1 through September 30, 2019


Friday, October 4, 2019


For First-Time Feature Film Director entries with a theatrical release during the period of October 1 through December 31, 2019


Monday, November 4, 2019


Announce Five First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees


Tuesday, January 7, 2020


DOCUMENTARY AWARD


Entry Form for Documentary available online

Friday, August 23, 2019

Submission Deadlines:  

For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of January 1 through September 30, 2019


Friday, October 4, 2019


For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of October 1 through December 31, 2019


Monday, November 4, 2019


Announce Documentary Nominees


Monday, January 6, 2020


72nd ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER


Dinner Reservation Forms Available

Monday, December 9, 2019*


Deadline for returning all Dinner Reservation Forms

Monday, January 13, 2020

DGA Awards Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

Saturday, January 25, 2020


 
About the DGA:

In the eight decades since its founding in 1936, the DGA has fought for the economic and creative rights of its members; protected their ability to financially benefit from the reuse of their work; established strong pension and health plans; and established jurisdiction in new technologies and distribution platforms. Today we represent more than 18,000 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.

* updated on 11/14/19

Contact
Lily Bedrossian -
Director of Media Relations
(310) 289-5334
lbedrossian@dga.org