Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced that the 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York to honor outstanding writing in film, television, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation awards categories. Here’s the 2010-2011 timeline:

TV eligibility period:
Long Form, Episodic, Animation, and Children’s script categories:
First broadcast between Dec 1, 2009 and Nov 30, 2010
All other script categories:
First broadcast between Oct 1, 2009 and Sep 30, 2010
Screen eligibility period:
Theatrically exhibited in Los Angeles for at least one week during 2010

OCTOBER 2010
Oct 15: Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio and Paul Selvin Award scripts
Oct 15: Deadline for online submissions: Drama/Comedy/New TV Series
Oct 26: Preliminary Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting begins
NOVEMBER 2010
Nov 19: Deadline for submissions: Theatrical Screenplays
Nov 23: Deadline for Documentary Screenplay
Nov 23: Deadline for Videogame Writing submissions
Nov 30: Deadline for Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting
DECEMBER 2010
Dec 3: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
Dec 8: TV, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation nominees announced
Dec 31: Theatrical eligibility period ends (Original/Adapted/Documentary)
JANUARY 2011
Jan 3: Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting
Jan 4: Screen nominees announced (Original/Adapted/Documentary)
Jan 5: Final Screenplay voting begins
Jan 5: Final Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting begins
Jan 6: Videogame Writing Award nominees announced
Jan 12– 19: The Contenders – WGA-nominated films screening series
Writers Guild Theater – Beverly Hills
Jan 26: Deadline for Final Screenplay voting
Jan 26: Deadline for Drama/Comedy/New TV Series online voting
Jan 27:Deadline for dinner/tickets reservation for 2011 WGA L.A. ceremony
FEBRUARY 2011
Feb 3: Beyond Words – WGA-nominated screenwriters’ panel/reception
Writers Guild Theater – Beverly Hills – 7:30 p.m.
Feb 5: WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (63nd Annual)
Los Angeles: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
New York: TBD
Feb. 27: 83rd Academy Awards

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