Eligibility and Voting Deadlines

A movie is eligible to be voted on for the 2022 edition of the Spencer Memorial Awards if it’s feature-length (40 minutes or longer) and it premiered in the United States between March 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 in a movie theater or on a streaming service.

The voting deadline will be 11:59 pm on March 27, 2022, the night of the 94th Oscars ceremony. This late date will hopefully allow the Spencer Memorial Awards voting body to see as many eligible films as possible.

Voting for the first edition of the Spencers will be tabulated manually. Ballots will be sent out in early 2022, but voters may also send their votes in an email to spencerawards@gmail.com at any point before March 27, 2022. The categories will be:

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Leading Performance
Best Supporting Performance
Best Screenplay
Best Scene