Film awards season is an annual time period between November and February every year, in the United States, where a majority of important film award events take place. In October ballots are sent out to voters, to collect nominations for the first award ceremonies, which are usually the Governors Awards or the independent Gotham Awards, to begin awards season in November. The season usually culminates in the Academy Awards in late February or early March (the latter in Winter Olympics years). For 2021, the season is scheduled to end with the Academy Awards ceremony delay on April 25, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many other ceremonies and film festivals moving up their dates, in return.
Though they only cover film scores and soundtrack albums/songs within their honors, several music awards, including the American Music Awards and Grammy Awards, are also presented during the same film awards season to provide television networks additional event programming.
List of film awards ceremonies
- National Society of Film Critics
- Critics' Choice Movie Awards
- Golden Globe Awards
- Producers Guild of America Awards
- Screen Actors Guild Awards