We continue to see the repercussions of the recently-completed writers strike and ongoing actors strike as the Writers Guild (WGA) announced today that its annual WGA Awards will be pushed back to April 14, 2014.
Normally, the WGA Awards would take place a week or two before the Oscars, but delaying them until weeks after the 96th Academy Awards (taking place on March 10) means they won’t act as any sort of equalizer in the already-packed Original and Adapted Screenplay categories, which always could use a boost from an earlier WGA win.
The reasoning for the move is to “allow for a full awards submissions process to occur after the strike,” the WGA explained in a statement.
Submissions open today. with key dates announced in the full timeline for the 76th WGA Awards, which you can read below:
2023-2024 MEDIA TIMELINE
Wed. Nov. 1 Submissions Open in ALL Categories: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary), Series (Drama, Comedy, Limited, New), TV-Radio/Audio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)
Fri. Dec. 22 Deadline for submissions: Series (Drama, Comedy, New, Limited);
TV-Radio/Audio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)
Mon. Jan. 22 Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New, Limited) and Screenplay (Original and Adapted) online voting begins
Fri. Feb. 9 Deadline for Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New, Limited) and Screenplay (Original and Adapted)
Wed. Feb. 21 Screenplay (Original, Adapted, Documentary) and Television, New Media, News, Radio/Audio, and Promotional Writing Nominations Announced
Fri. Feb. 23 Final Series & Screenplay online voting begins
Thur. Mar. 7 Beyond Words: Writers Guild Awards-nominated screenwriters panel
Fri. Mar. 8 Deadline for Final Series & Screenplay online voting
TBA “And the Nominees Are…” Writers Guild Awards nominees panel
Sun. April. 14 2024 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (76TH Annual)