Film and TV awards season 2018: from the Golden Globes to the Directors Guild
The film and television’s annual review reaches a new level of intensity just a week into the new year when the Golden Globe awards ceremony gets underway, with the Producers Guild, Screen Actors Guild, Annie Awards and Directors Guild following over the next four weeks — and providing some hints as to what’s in line for Oscar glory at the Academy Awards in March.
Golden GlobesJanuary 7, 2018The last of the big US-based critics’ choice awards are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with accolades delivered in both TV and film. Three category winners at the Globes tend to win at the Academy Awards: lead actors, lead actresses, and supporting actors, who tend to come from the Globes’ drama set. Top nominees include “The Shape of Water,” “The Post,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” in film, and “Big Little Lies” in TV.
Producers Guild of America AwardsJanuary 20, 2018Staffed as they are by film producers, who can be expected to vote in a similar manner for the Oscars’ equivalent, the PGA Awards is second to only the Directors Guild in indicating the Academy Awards’ Best Picture winner.
Screen Actors Guild AwardsJanuary 21, 2018Traditionally the strongest pointer towards the Oscars’ big four — the lead and supporting male and female actor awards — this is a glitzy gala celebration of Hollywood’s most recognizable names, faces and, for fashionistas, couture labels. “Three Billboards…” and “Lady Bird” appear to be favorites in film with “Big Little Lies,” “Stranger Things” and “Glow” tied for the most pre-ceremony nominations in TV.
Academy Awards nominationsJanuary 23, 2018Announcing nominations across 25 categories, including overall best film, as well as those in acting, directing, writing, and a host of crafts categories for Hollywood’s premiere awards ceremony, with the Oscar awards ceremony itself to take place on March 4, 2018.
Annie AwardsFebruary 3, 2018Focuses on the talent contributing to some of the year’s most famous animated content, as well as some of its most well-respected. For Oscar watchers, the Annies have been a reliable predictor of Best Animated Feature, but only in even years — so keep an eye out this time around.
Directors Guild of AmericaFebruary 3, 2018Recognition for features, animated features, documentary films, episodic comedy and drama as well as long-form and non-fiction TV. On only four occasions since 1989 have the DGA and PGA failed to pick an Oscar toast between them, though beware: 2017 was the most recent.