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Producers Guild Announces Shift to Virtual and Key Dates for the 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards

Wednesday, September 30, 2020   (0 Comments)
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LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2020) - The Producers Guild of America (PGA) today announced that the 2021 Producers Guild Awards will be held virtually and released key dates for the 32nd Annual Awards Show. The Producers Guild Awards will take place on Wednesday, March 24th. Additional details about the awards show will be announced soon.


“Our 2021 PGA Awards will look different than previous years with a shift to a virtual presentation, but we’re excited by the opportunity to put on our show in a more accessible, personal, and entirely new way. Shining a light on the tireless work of our peers and the pioneers of our industry who are leading us into the next chapter of entertainment will be a great way to reflect and regroup as we continue to move our industry forward. Amidst the changes happening all around us, our commitment to our members, and to uplifting the art and craft of producing, is steadfast,” said Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, Presidents of the Producers Guild of America.  


The Producers Guild Awards recognize the producers who have created an undeniable impact on the producing profession. Last year’s honors included Marta Kauffman for the 2020 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, Ted Sarandos for the Milestone Award, the film Bombshell for the 2020 Stanley Kramer Award, and Octavia Spencer for the 2020 Visionary Award. Producing teams behind 1917, Succession, Apollo 11, Toy Story 4, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Chernobyl, and more were among those honored in the motion pictures and television categories.  


The Guild will share additional information about eligibility dates for the Innovation Award, as well as its annual PGA East and West Coast Celebrations of 2021 Producers Guild Awards nominees and producing teams at a later date.  


Key dates for the 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards season are:


Eligibility Period for 2021 Producers Guild Awards

  • Television Series/Specials, Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures, Sports Children’s and Short Form Programs: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures, Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, Documentary Motion Pictures: January 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021


Notice of Producing Credits Form Deadline

  • Documentary Motion Pictures:  Friday, November 6, 2020 

  • Television Series/Specials: Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures: Friday, November 13, 2020 

  • Sports Children’s and Short Form Programs: Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:  Friday, November 20, 2020 


Screener Submission Deadline

  • Documentary Motion Pictures ONLY: Fri., November 6, 2020 


Nomination Polls Open

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials):  Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures):  Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:  Thursday, February 25, 2021


Nomination Polls Close

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials):  Thursday, March 11, 2021

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures): Thursday, March 11, 2021

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:  Thursday, March 11, 2021


Nominees Announced

  • Documentary Motion Pictures:  Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures):  Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Friday, March 12, 2021


Final Polls Open

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Documentary Motion Pictures:  Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures):  Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Friday, March 12, 2021


Final Polls Close

  • Television Programs (Sports, Children’s and Short Form Programs):  Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Documentary Motion Pictures:  Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Television Programs (Series/Specials): Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Television Programs (Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures):  Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Friday, March 19, 2021


Awards Show

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021


The PGA’s new and improved website further streamlines the process for productions submitted for the Producers Guild Awards and Producers Mark (“p.g.a.”) certification. Improvements to the site include a more user-friendly interface, better payment options and the ability to create user accounts for applicants. These accounts will save time by retaining information from past submissions and allowing for information to be carried over from year to year. The site is currently being updated with revised rules based on the deadlines above and will be open for Awards submission around mid-October.  Please check the site regularly for updates.  Any questions regarding Awards submission can be submitted to awards@producersguild.org.