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WGA unveils its award calendar

August 19, 2009 |  2:57 pm

Here's the timetable for the awards bestowed by the Writers Guild of America.

TV eligibility period: long form, episodic, animation and children's script categories:
First broadcast between Dec. 1, 2008 and Nov. 30, 2009

WGA Award

All other script categories:
First broadcast between Oct. 1, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2009

Screen eligibility period:
Theatrically exhibited in Los Angeles for at least one week during 2009
Oct. 23 — Deadline for online submission of TV series

Nov. 6 — Preliminary TV online balloting begins (drama, comedy and new series)

Nov. 27 — Deadline for online submission of theatrical screenplays

Dec. 1 — Deadline for video-game writing award submissions

Dec. 3 — Deadline for documentary screenplay submissions

Dec. 4 — Deadline for preliminary TV series online ballot voting

Dec. 9 — Preliminary screenplay online balloting begins

Dec. 14 — Television, radio, news, promotional writing and graphic animation nominees announced

Dec. 31 — Theatrical eligibility period ends (original, adapted and documentary)

Jan. 8, 2010 — Deadline for preliminary screenplay online ballot voting

Jan. 11 — Screen nominees announced

Jan. 13 — Final screen and final TV series online balloting begins

Feb. 5 — Deadline for final screen and final TV online ballot voting

Feb. 8 — Deadline for Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles dinner ticket reservations

Feb. 20 — Writers Guild Awards, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel

Photo: WGA

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