Ever ask yourself, "What year did that have to come out to be eligible to win?" Well each major award ceremony has different rules and eligibility periods for nominations. Here is the breakdown:

  1. Academy Awards (Oscars): Previous Calendar Year Jan 1 thru Dec 31
  2. Grammy Awards: Oct 1 thru Sept 30 of Previous Year
  3. Critics Choice: June 1 thru May 31 of Previous Year
  4. Emmy Awards: Premiered between June 1 thru May 31 of Previous Year
  5. Golden Globe Awards: Movie or TV series premiered during previous calendar year Jan 1 thru Dec 31
  6. Screen Actors Guild Awards: Movie or TV series premiered during previous calendar year Jan 1 thru Dec 31
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