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2023 DGA Awards: Directors Guild Unveils Key Dates, With Ceremony Set for Three Weeks Before Oscars

July 21, 2022 01:33 | By

The 75th Annual DGA Awards will be held on Feb. 18, 2023 — three weeks before the Oscars, which will take place on March 12.

The Directors Guild of America made the announcement on Thursday in addition to revealing key dates for the awards show, which honors the best directorial efforts in film and television.

Voting for Theatrical Feature Film will open on Dec. 5 and close on Jan. 10, 2023, with results announced the very next day. The five nominees will see their work formally screened for DGA members during the week of Jan. 16, with the deadline to vote for a winner set for Feb. 17.

The quick turnaround on the feature side is kind of fascinating, but I suppose when the voting is taking place exclusively online, it’s a lot easier to count the ballots. Thus, last-minute stragglers will be able to vote one day and find out who won the next. Those voting for the TV awards will have to be patient and wait an entire weekend to find out who made the cut.

Meanwhile, the deadline to submit Documentary and First-Time Feature Film entries is Oct. 17, 2022, and the Documentary nominees will be announced along with the TV nominees on Jan. 10 — one day before the film nominees.

This year’s DGA Awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, and you can check out the full schedule below:

THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM AWARD
– Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations opens: Monday, Dec. 5, 2022
– Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023
– Announce Five Theatrical Feature Film Nominees: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023
– Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Award opens: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023
– Membership Screenings (or Streaming) of Five Nominated Theatrical Feature Films: Jan. 16 – Jan. 20, 2023
– Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Award: Friday, Feb. 17, 2023

TELEVISION AWARDS
– Entry Forms for TV and Commercials available online: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022
– Deadline for submitting Television and Commercials entries: Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
– Online voting for Television Nominations opens: Friday, Dec. 9, 2022
– Deadline to vote online for Television Nominations: Friday, Jan. 6, 2023
– Announce all Television and Commercial Nominees: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR AWARD
– Entry Form for First-Time Feature Film Director available online: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022
– Deadline for submitting First-Time Feature Film entries: Monday, Oct. 17, 2022
– Announce First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

DOCUMENTARY AWARD
– Entry Form for Documentary available online: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022
– Deadline for submitting Documentary entries: Monday, Oct. 17, 2022
– Announce Documentary Nominees: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

75th ANNUAL DGA AWARDS
– Dinner Reservation Forms Available: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023
– Deadline for returning all Dinner Reservation Forms: Monday, Feb. 6, 2023
– DGA Awards Ceremony: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, The Beverly Hilton Hotel