Award Season Under COVID
The Q1 2020 award season barely escaped COVID, but 2021 has been upended.
GDC has moved to July 19-21, 2021. No word yet on how their three award shows (GDCA, IGF, GANG) will be affected.
DICE Awards date has not been announced.
The Game Awards are set for December 10, 2020. The website is under construction.
NAVGTR is set for February 22, 2021.
Golden Globes are February 28, 2021.
The BAFTA website states that “BAFTA Games Awards [are] to take place in March 2021, date tbc.” Voting for Golden Joysticks is currently underway, with a winner date to “take place in November 2020 with the final date to be confirmed shortly.”
SXSW Online will take place March 16 – March 20, 2021. SXSW reports that it “is working with the City of Austin and public health authorities on plans for a physical event in 2021. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.” SXSW Gaming Awards status is accepting entries but dates are not specified.
PAX West 2021 is in doubt due to lack of available space from construction and security needs.
The Oscars are April 25, 2021.
War of Awards has not announced any dates.