UPDATED: Mar. 8, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: All awards and nominations lead to the coveted Academy Awards ceremony. As the industry’s leader in awards analysis, predictions and the entertainment business, you can find the key upcoming dates for this year’s awards season. Oscar nominations will be announced on March 15, 2021, with voting set to take place for six days beginning on March 5. The 93rd annual Academy Awards (The Oscars) are scheduled to air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, from multiple locations, including the Dolby Theatre.

Oscar nomination voting will begin before critical groups, and guilds such as the Critics Choice winners (March 7), Producers Guild of America nominations (March 8), Directors Guild of America nominations (March 9), American Society of Cinematographers nominations (March 9) and BAFTA nominations (March 9) get to reveal their selections. The ACE Eddies nominations will also be announced after voting has concluded (March 11). This is significant as in years like 2012 when nominations are occurring before major guilds weigh-in, we tend to see many surprises on Oscar nomination morning (such as Ben Affleck from “Argo” and Kathryn Bigelow from “Zero Dark Thirty” snubbed and shockers like Benh Zeitlin from “Beasts of the Southern Wild” included).

Check out the full predictions down below and read the latest Oscar predictions in all 23 categories on the Awards Circuit Hub, along with the latest commentary in each race. The predictions and new episodes of “Variety Awards Circuit Podcast” drop every Thursday.

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