Key Deadlines and Dates for 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Announced

Feb 25, 2015

AIR DATE CHANGE: The 22nd Annual SAG Awards ® Ceremony Will Be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

LOS ANGELES - (February 25, 2015) SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell today announced the key deadlines and dates for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® including a change of airdate for the SAG Awards ceremony which will now be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, rather than the previously announced Sunday, Jan. 31. The annual celebration of outstanding performances in film and television will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT).

Nominating Committees Selection: The SAG Awards’ separate film and television nominating committees are randomly selected anew each year. SAG-AFTRA members from around the country who have not served on the same nominating committee in the past eight years, who are actor/performers, singers, dancers or stunt performers and who have paid their November 2014 membership dues by February 26, 2015, will be eligible to serve on one of this year’s committees. Each committee is comprised of 2,200 SAG-AFTRA members. This year's committees will be drawn on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Submissions for nomination consideration for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will open on Monday, July 6, 2015, at sagawards.org/submissions . With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2015 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Submissions may only be made online.

Nominations for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, carried live on TNT, TBS and sagawards.tntdrama.com . 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.

Media credential applications for the nominations announcement and ceremony open on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2015. Publicists credential applications for the nominations announcement open on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards annually celebrates the outstanding motion picture and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by more than 110,000 performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA. 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.

Upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Deadline for SAG-AFTRA Members to Pay November 2014 Dues to be Eligible for SAG Awards Nominating Committee Selection

Friday, March 13, 2015
Nominating Committees Drawn by Random Sample

Monday, March 30, 2015
Notification of Selection Mailed to Nominating Committee Members

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Deadline for Selected Members to Opt-in to Serve on Nominating Committees

Monday, July 6, 2015
Submissions Open at sagawards.org/submissions

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Period to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting Begins

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Open

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT at sagawards.org/submissions

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Open

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Nominations Ballots Mailed

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Close

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Deadline for Paying November 2015 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 12 Noon p.m. PT

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
Nominations Announced

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Open

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
Final Voting Information Mailed to Members

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Close

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®