Start prepping for your Oscar parties: The 2011 awards season officially kicked off last night with the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York. Use this calendar below to keep track of the events recognizing your favorite films and performances of the year as we gear up for the Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011.


Nov. 30 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations announced


Dec. 1 Academy Awards official screen credits forms due

Dec. 2 National Board of Review announces winners

Dec. 3 British Independent Film Awards

Dec. 3 International Documentary Association Awards

Dec. 11 Boston Film Critics announces winners

Dec. 12 AFI honorees announced

Dec. 12 Los Angeles Film Critics Association announces winners

Dec. 13 New York Film Critics Circle announces winners

Dec. 13 Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations announced

Dec. 14 Golden Globe nominations announced

Dec. 14 San Diego Critics Association announces winners

Dec. 15 Toronto Critics Association announces winners

Dec. 16 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations announced

Dec. 18 Houston Critics Association winners announced

Dec. 19 Satellite Awards

Dec. 20 Chicago Critics Association winners announced


Jan. 3 Online Film Critics Society winners announced

Jan. 4 Producers Guild of America nominations

Jan. 4 Writers Guild of America nominations

Jan. 8 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Jan. 10 Directors Guild of America nominations announced

Jan. 11 National Board of Review ceremony

Jan. 14 BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards winners announced

Jan. 14 AFI Awards

Jan. 15 L.A. Film Critics Association Awards ceremony

Jan. 16 Golden Globe Awards

Jan. 18 BAFTA nominations announced

Jan. 22 Producers Guild Awards

Jan. 25 Oscar nominations announced

Jan. 27 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Jan. 28 Visual Effects Society Awards

Jan. 29 Directors Guild of America Awards

Jan. 30 Screen Actors Guild Awards


Feb. 2 Costume Designers Guild Awards

Feb. 5 Writers Guild Awards

Feb. 5 Art Directors Guild Awards

Feb. 5 Annie Awards

Feb. 12 Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation

Feb. 13 BAFTAs

Feb. 26 Independent Spirit Awards

Feb. 26 NAACP Image Awards

Feb. 27 Academy Awards