Producers Guild Moves Up Several Key PGA Awards Deadlines, Nominations Announcements But Keeps 2021 Show Date In Place

Pete Hammond
·4 min read

The show date is staying the same, but the Producers Guild of America is altering several other deadlines and nominee announcements on the calendar for its 32nd annual PGA Awards.

The PGA awards ceremony remains on Wednesday, March 24, but the guild will now move up announcement of nominees for Documentary Feature Film from February 11 to February 2. The close of nomination polls for Theatrical Motion Pictures and several other categories moves from March 11 to March 7, and the announcement of nominees in those categories moves from March 12 to March 8. The opening of final polls for all categories now moves from March 12 to March 8.

Got that? If not you can read all the new dates below. The PGA did not offer any reasons for the date switches in its release.

Below is a summary of the changes:

  • Announcement of Nominees for Documentary Feature Film — move from Thurs., Feb. 11 to Tues., Feb. 2.

  • Close of Nomination Polls for Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, Televised/Streamed Motion Pictures — move from Thurs., March 11 to Sun. March 7 at 2 p.m.

  • Announcement of Nominees for Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, Televised/Streamed Motion Pictures– move from Fri., March 12 to Mon., March 8

  • Opening of Final Polls for Documentary Motion Pictures, Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Motion Pictures, TV Series/Specials, Televised/Streamed Motion Pictures — move from Fri., March 12 to Mon., March 8

The guild said it would share more information about eligibility dates for the Innovation Award, as well about as its annual PGA East and West Coast celebrations of nominees and producing teams, at a later date.

The new and confirmed key dates for the 32nd annual Producers Guild Awards season are:

Eligibility Period for 2021 Producers Guild Awards

  • Television Series/Specials, Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures, Sports Children’s and Short Form Programs: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, Documentary Motion Pictures: January 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021

Notice of Producing Credits Form Deadline

  • Documentary Motion Pictures: Friday, November 6, 2020

  • Television Series/Specials: Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures: Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Sports Children’s and Short Form Programs: Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Friday, November 20, 2020

Screener Submission Deadline

  • Documentary Motion Pictures ONLY: Friday, November 6, 2020

Nomination Polls Open

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures): Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Nomination Polls Close

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2 pm PT

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures): Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2 pm PT

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2 pm PT

Nominees Announced

  • Documentary Motion Pictures: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures): Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Monday, March 8, 2021

Final Polls Open

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Documentary Motion Pictures: Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures): Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Monday, March 8, 2021

Final Polls Close

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs): Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Documentary Motion Pictures: Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures): Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Friday, March 19, 2021

Awards Show

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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