February’s kudos schedule jammed up further Tuesday with the Art Directors Guild opting for the Feb. 14 slot, only 15 days before the Academy Awards.
The ADG has booked the Beverly Hilton Hotel for its 8th annual awards event, which will include kudos in features, TV series and movies of the week or miniseries. Nomination ballots will be mailed Dec. 13 and will be dueback Jan. 13 with final ballots mailed Jan. 15 and due back Feb. 11.
The ADG may also name Lifetime Achievement and Cinematic Immgery Awards at the event.
Hollywood orgs have been scrambling to find dates and venues for their 2004 awards shows ever since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced a Feb. 29 date for Oscar ceremonies, a month earlier than usual.
The season will open with the Producers Guild on Jan. 17, followed by the Golden Globes on Jan. 25, DGA on Feb. 7, BAFTA and ACE Eddies on Feb. 15, the WGA on Feb. 21, SAG on Feb. 22 and the IFP Spirit Awards on Feb. 28.