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Submissions for 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations Consideration Are Now Open

Jul 11, 2016

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SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 and the SAG Awards® Ceremonies Will Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

 

 

LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2016) – Submissions of performances for nominations consideration for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® are now open online at sagawards.org/submissions, SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. Submissions will close on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. (PST).

 

WHO MAY SUBMIT

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by SAG-AFTRA for outstanding individual and ensemble performances in motion pictures, television, cable and new media programs. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2016 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Submissions may only be made online.

 

NOMINATIONS VOTING

Separate film and television nominating committees will choose the nominees. Each of these panels is comprised of 2,500 SAG-AFTRA members from across the United States who were randomly selected this spring. Nomination voting opens on Thursday, Nov. 17 and closes on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.

Nominations for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2017.

 

FINAL VOTING

Once nominees are selected, all SAG-AFTRA members in good standing may cast votes to determine who will receive this year's coveted Actor® statuettes. Last year's voting body numbered 116,741 SAG-AFTRA members.

 

Final voting opens on Monday, Dec. 19. Online voting is encouraged. Final voting paper ballots are available only upon request between Monday Oct. 3, 2016, and Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Online votes must be cast or previously-requested paper ballots returned by Friday, Jan. 27 to Integrity Voting Systems, the SAG Awards election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 29 The ceremony will be simulcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT).

 

Complete rules and regulations for the 23rd Annual SAG Awards are posted at www.sagawards.org/rules.

 

CATEGORIES FOR SUBMISSION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Theatrical Motion Pictures   

                                                                                             

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

 

Television, Cable and New Media Programs

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

 

Stunt Ensemble Honors (recipients to be announced from the SAG Awards®red carpet on Sunday, Jan. 29)

 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

 

UPCOMING KEY DEADLINES AND EVENTS leading to the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:

 

Monday, July 11, 2016
Submissions Open at sagawards.org/submissions

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Period to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting Begins

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Open

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT at sagawards.org/submissions

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Open

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Nominations Balloting Opens

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
Deadline for Paying November 2016 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Close

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
Nominations Balloting Closes at 5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
Nominations Announced

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Open

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Final Voting Opens

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Close

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 noon PT 

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017
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The 23rd Annual SAG Awards® Ceremony Will Be January 29, 2017

May 4, 2016

Key Dates and Deadlines for the 23rd Annual Actors® Celebration of Excellence Announced

 

LOS ANGELES (May 4, 2016) – SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell today announced the key deadlines and dates leading up to the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®.  The annual celebration of outstanding performances in film and television will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT).  

SUBMISSIONS FOR NOMINATION CONSIDERATION OPEN JULY 11

Submissions for nomination consideration for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awardswill open on Monday, July 11, 2016, at sagawards.org/submissions. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2016 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Submissions may only be made online and will close on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

NOMINATING COMMITTEES HAVE BEEN CHOSEN

Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA. Potential members of this year's separate film and television nominating committees--now grown to 2500 members each--were randomly drawn on March 3rd and were required to opt-in by April 8th. SAG-AFTRA actor/performers, singers, dancers or stunt performers from around the country who had not served on the same nominating committee in the past eight years and who paid their November 2015 membership dues by February 26, 2016 were eligible.

The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. 

NOMINATIONS VOTING CLOSES DEC. 11

Nominations voting will close on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. PT. Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Once nominees are selected, all active members of SAG-AFTRA may cast votes to determine who will receive the coveted Actor® statuettes for this year’s outstanding performances. Last year's voting body numbered 116,741 SAG-AFTRA members. 

CREDENTIAL APPLICATION DATES ARE SET

Media credential applications for the nominations announcement and ceremony open on Monday, Oct. 3 and close Oct. 31. Publicists credential applications for the nominations announcement open on Monday, Nov. 7 and close Dec. 5.

 

Upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:

Monday, July 11, 2016
Submissions Open at sagawards.org/submissions

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Period to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting Begins

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Open

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT at sagawards.org/submissions

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Open

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Nominations Balloting Opens

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
Deadline for Paying November 2016 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Close

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
Nominations Balloting Closes at 5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
Nominations Announced 

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Open

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Final Voting Opens

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Close

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017
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