Changes in End of Year Nomination and Voting Dates

The OAFFC’s end of year awards nomination process and voting dates have changed this year. The OAFFC will be following the Academy’s lead and adjusting our dates to reflect those adopted by fellow critic groups.

Eligibility for movies will also follow the MPAA’s requirements and now will include all films released between January 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021. These adjustments will only be in effect for our 2020 end of year awards, and we expect to go back to our normal timeline for our 2021 award winners.

Important OAFFC End of Year Awards Dates:

Film Eligibility Window: January 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021
Nominations Announced: Monday, March 1st
Winners Announced: Thursday, March 4th

Every year, OAFFC members vote to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Up to three nominations in each category are submitted by each member during a week-long nominating period. Final voting by online secret ballot takes place the third week in December (revised date for 2020 awards: last week in February 2021). The winners are announced before the end of the year (revised date for 2020 awards: winners will be announced Thursday, March 4, 2021).

Awards are given in the following 12 categories:

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Male Lead
  • Best Female Lead
  • Best Supporting Male
  • Best Supporting Female
  • Best Acting Ensemble
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Cinematography

Special award categories include:

  • Breakthrough Filmmaker
  • Breakthrough Performance

The Rosie

This OAFFC-specific award “celebrates the film that best promotes women, their voices, and the female experience through cinema.”

Award Winners by Year: