LOS ANGELES (Feb. 8, 2013) — Screen Actors Guild Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams announced today that the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the outstanding performances of calendar year 2013, has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. The 2014 SAG Awards® ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, marking the 17th consecutive year the SAG Awards have been telecast on television’s destination for drama and the 9th year on cable’s top-rated comedy network. Timing for the 20th Annual SAG Awards nominations announcement and the full calendar of key dates for the 20th Annual SAG Awards will be announced in the coming months.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards® commend the year’s finest achievements in acting in film and television, including the distinctive ensemble awards, which honor the collaborative performance by a cast in a motion picture and by the ensemble casts of both comedy and dramatic television series. Honors lauding the work of television and film stunt ensembles are announced just prior to the Actor® ceremony.
Recipients are selected solely by SAG-AFTRA members. “Actors take great pride in being honored by their peers and look forward each year to the opportunity to celebrate together,” says Williams.
Nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the honors for outstanding action performances by stunt ensembles are chosen by separate film and television nominating committees, each composed of 2,100 SAG-AFTRA members from across the United States, randomly selected anew in the spring each year. The entire active SAG-AFTRA membership is given the opportunity to vote for the recipients.