This coming week will give us our first look at what the critics and other guilds have chosen as their best of the year. The Gotham Awards have always been first. They honor independent films more than anything so don’t expect the winners to translate too much into Oscar nominations. 
The Critics Choice moved their nominations up to December 1st for the first time ever to be announced the same day as the New York Film Critics. When the Critics Choice announced later they tended to fall in line with most of the other critics groups. They will be flying blind this year so expect some surprises.

Here are the dates of the upcoming Critics and guild nominations:

November 28-Gotham Awards

November 29-National Board of Review

December 1-Critics Choice nominations 

December 1-New York Film Critics nominations 

December 4-Los Angeles Film Critics 

December 8-AFI Top Ten 

December 11- Critics Choice Awards 

December 12-Golden Globe nominations 

December 14th-SAG Award nominations 

January 4th-WGA nominations 

All of the nominations and winners will be announced here as they come in. Let the race begin.