Writers Guild Awards in LA and NY Set for February 5

by Anne Thompson
July 26, 2010 7:21 AM
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The Writers Guild of America has set two simultaneous 2011 awards shows on the same night, February 5, to be held in L.A. and N.Y., per usual. The Guild will honor writing in film, television, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation awards categories.
 
The timeline is on the jump. The 2011 Academy Awards will take place Sunday, February 27.
 

2010-2011 MEDIA TIMELINE
 
TV eligibility period:
Long Form, Episodic, Animation, and Children’s script categories:
First broadcast between Dec 1, 2009 and Nov 30, 2010
All other script categories:
First broadcast between Oct 1, 2009 and Sep 30, 2010
 
Screen eligibility period:
Theatrically exhibited in Los Angeles for at least one week during 2010
 
2010
 
OCTOBER
 
Fri. Oct 15                   Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio and Paul Selvin Award scripts
 
Fri. Oct 15                   Deadline for online submissions: Drama/Comedy/New TV Series
 
Tues. Oct 26               Preliminary Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting begins
 
 
NOVEMBER
 
Fri. Nov 19                  Deadline for submissions: Theatrical Screenplays
 
Tues. Nov 23              Deadline for Documentary Screenplay and Videogame Writing submissions
 
Tues. Nov 30              Deadline for Preliminary Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting
 
 
DECEMBER
 
Fri. Dec 3                    Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
 
Wed. Dec 8                 Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation nominees announced
 
Fri. Dec 31                  Theatrical eligibility period ends (Original/Adapted/Documentary)
 
 
2011
 
JANUARY
 
Mon. Jan 3                  Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting
 
Tues. Jan 4                Screen nominees announced (Original/Adapted/Documentary)
 
Wed. Jan 5                  Final Screenplay and Final Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting begins
 
Thurs. Jan 6              Videogame Writing Award nominees announced
 
Wed. Jan 12 – 19        The Contenders – WGA-nominated films screening series
Writers Guild Theater – Beverly Hills
 
Wed. Jan 26                Deadline for Final Screenplay and Final Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting
 
Thurs. Jan 27              Deadline for dinner/tickets reservation for 2011 WGA L.A. ceremony
 
 
FEBRUARY
 
Thur. Feb 3                 Beyond Words – WGA-nominated screenwriters’ panel/reception
                                    Writers Guild Theater – Beverly Hills – 7:30 p.m.
 
Sat. Feb 5                   2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (63nd Annual)
 
            Los Angeles: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
 
                                    New York: TBD
 
Sun Feb. 27                83rd Academy Awards

 

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