2024 Film Awards – A First Look
by Ralph Lucas – Publisher
(December 22, 2023 – Toronto) While there are several large and important film festivals in the near future, Sundance in mid-January and the Berlin International in mid-February come to mind, the next few months are really known as the Awards Season in the film calendar. We have already reported on Québec’s Prix Iris on December 12, and the Directors Guild Awards were held in October. In case you missed it, Denys Arcand was given the DGC Lifetime Achievement Award, Marie Clements was given the DGC Impact Award and Nisha Pahuja was given the Allan King Award for. Excellence in Documentary for her film To Kill a Tiger.
That film has already gathered a number of key film awards including the Best Documentary Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and being named to the 2023 Canada’s Top Ten and earlier this week it turned up on the shortlist of documentaries being considered for a 2024 Academy Award. It is one of 15 films shortlisted by the American Academy. That list will be pared down and the official Oscar Nominations will be announced on January 23. The 96th Oscars will be broadcast on Sunday, March 10, 2024.
Following is a selection of film award dates for the first few months of the new year:
January 7: The 81st Golden Globes
January 10: The Directors Guild of America nominations will be announced
January 15: The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards
February 4: 66th Grammy Awards
February 10: The 76th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards
February 24: The 30th Annual SAG Awards
March 3: American Society of Cinematographer Awards
March 10: The 96th Academy Awards
April 14: 76th Annual Writers Guild Awards
Voting for the Canadian Cinematographer Awards has begun and ends on January 31, 2024, their Awards Gala will be held this spring. And the biggie for Canadian film is the Canadian Film Awards which happen during Canada Screen Week, this year running from April 7 to 14, 2024.
Ralph Lucas is a former broadcast executive and award-winning director in high-end corporate video production. The founder and publisher of Northernstars.ca, online since 1998, he began writing about film and reviewing movies while in radio in Montreal in the mid-1970s.