AWARD SEASON SCHEDULE (2021 style) - Blog - 89.9 The Wave
January 11, 2021 | by: Jamie Paterson


With the pandemic and lockdown, the 2021 awards season is shaping up to look a whole lot different. Many ceremonies have changed not just their dates and coronavirus protocols, but their eligibility requirements as well.

Keeping in mind that it’s possible there will be some changes made to the below schedule, here’s when you can expect to watch your favorite awards shows this year.

(fingers crossed)


The Golden Globes: February 28, 2021

Typically taking place in January, the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards will take place later than usual in 2021 due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Last June, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the next event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are still set to return as hosts.


Critics Choice Awards: March 7, 2021

Originally slated for a January show, the Critics Choice Awards have been moved to March 7.


The Grammy Awards: March 14, 2021

The Grammys telecast, hosted by Trevor Noah, was originally slated to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 31. However, on Jan. 5, the Recording Academy announced a postponement to March 14.


The Screen Actors Guild Awards: March 14, 2021

As of right now, the SAG Awards are now scheduled on the same date as the Grammys.

After the news of the Grammys’ date change was revealed, the Screen Actors Guild Awards responded saying the organization was “disappointed” to hear that the music awards show was scheduled on the same day.


The BAFTA Awards: April 11, 2021

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, originally set for Feb. 14, will now take place in April.


The Independent Spirit Awards: April 24, 2021

The awards typically take place the day before the Academy Awards, and so when the awards show postponed from February to April, so did The Film Independent Spirit Awards.


The Academy Awards: April 25, 2021

Originally slated for a February 2021 show, in June, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences pushed back the date of the show by two months from its original air date of Feb. 28 to April 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The award ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where it has traditionally taken place and which has previously seated up to 3,400 people.


The Tony Awards ???

The Tony Awards were meant to take place in June 2020, but have been indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus as Broadway continues to stay dark.

“We will announce new dates and additional information once Broadway opens again,” the statement said.


The ECMA’s: May 5-9, 2021

The 2021 East Coast Music Awards are slated to take place in Sydney, NS from May 5-9. The ECMA has made several important changes to the awards, the submission process, and the jury process to better reflect the wide range of communities that make up the organization’s membership and the Atlantic provinces at large.


~ Jamie