2015-2016 Awards Timeline

Television-Radio-New Media Eligibility Period:

Long Form, Episodic, Animation, Children’s Script and Short Form Categories: First broadcast or exhibited between Dec. 1, 2014 and Nov. 30, 2015

All Other Script Categories: First broadcast or exhibited between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015

Theatrical Screenplay Eligibility Period: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week during 2015

Documentary Screenplay Eligibility Period: Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2015

Videogame Eligibility Period: Originally released between Dec. 1, 2014 and Nov. 30, 2015

2015

OCTOBER

Fri. Oct. 9 - Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio-New Media and Paul Selvin

Fri. Oct. 9 - Deadline for submissions: Drama/Comedy/New Series

Tues. Oct. 27 - Preliminary Series online voting begins

NOVEMBER

Fri. Nov. 13 - Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays

Mon. Nov. 23 - Deadline for submissions: Videogame Writing

Tues. Nov. 24 - Deadline for Preliminary Series online voting

DECEMBER

Tue. Dec. 1 - Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins

Thur. Dec. 3 - Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced

Thur. Dec. 31 - Theatrical eligibility period ends for Original, Adapted, and Documentary Screenplays

2016

JANUARY

Mon. Jan. 4 - Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting

Wed. Jan. 6 - Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay Nominations Announced

Thur. Jan. 7 - Final Screenplay and Series online voting begins

Mon. Jan. 11-Mon. Jan. 18 - The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Jan. TBA - “And the Nominees Are...” – Writers Guild Award TV and New Media nominee panels – Venue: NYC (TBA)

Mon. Jan. 11 - Videogame Writing Nominations Announced

Fri. Jan. 29 - Deadline for Final Screenplay and Series online voting

FEBRUARY

Thur. Feb. 4 - Deadline for reservations, sponsorships, and ticket sales for 2016 Writers Guild Awards

Thur. Feb. 4 - Beyond Words – Writers Guild Award-nominated screenwriters panel Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills

Sat. Feb. 13 - 2016 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (68th Annual)
Los Angeles: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel