Pre-Nomination FYC Guidelines

Voting for the Screen Actors Guild Awards® is done in two stages. The first, nominations balloting also known as ‘pre-nom,’ is voted on by two Nominating Committees – one for Motion Pictures and one for Television. These Nominating Committees are newly selected every year and each made up of 2500 randomly selected paid-up and active SAG-AFTRA members who have not served previously in the past 8 years. 

The second stage, final voting, begins after nominations are announced.  All SAG-AFTRA members who are active and paid-up by the designated dues deadline are eligible to vote in the final round. The number of eligible final voters varies but in the past few years, the count has been between 125,000 and 130,000.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in, Rules and Regulations are subject to change and SAG Awards reserves the right to make adjustments as necessary.

See below for more information on how to reach
SAG Awards Nominating Committee voters.



Key Dates

Eligibility Period: March 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Summer Dates open for holds on Q&A Calendar Portal
Monday, August 30, 2021
Submissions Open
Monday, October 4, 2021
Fall/Winter Dates open for holds on Q&A Calendar Portal
Friday, November 5, 2021
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT
Monday, December 6, 2021
Nominations Voting Opens
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Nominations Voting Closes at 5 p.m. PT
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Nominations Announced 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Final Voting Opens
Friday, February 25, 2022
Final Voting Closes at 12pm PT
Sunday, February 27, 2022
28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT & TBS

View the full SAG Awards Calendar 

FYC Campaign Guidelines

The Awards Office must be contacted to schedule, coordinate, and approve any and all communications directed to SAG-AFTRA members regarding submitted performances.  

IMPORTANT: When directing anything to the Nominating Committees, including event invitations, FYC mailer language, specific URLs, RSVP email addresses and affiliations, etc. DO NOT use “SAG” – only use “SAG Awards Nom Comm” or “SAG Awards”.

DVDs & Digital ScreenersLearn more HERE

  • DVDs and/or digital screener access may be provided consideration. 
  • All digital screening platforms and streaming sites require SAG Awards approval, and must use Awards PINs (7-digit alphanumeric code assigned to each voter) or static passwords for access.
  • All titles provided must have closed captioning. Audio descriptions are encouraged whenever possible during pre-nom.  AD will be required on all titles offered digitally during final voting.

In-Person Q&As & Events - Learn more HERE 
All in-person events and/or screenings must follow governmental COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Any in-person Q&A or events for Nom Comm members in Los Angeles or New York must be held and booked on the SAG Awards Q&A Calendar Portal.
  • Companies may book up to 4 events per title between LA and New York. Regional events do not count against this total.
  • Live virtual events with an RSVP process are not permitted. Pre-recorded virtual events or panels may be sent to Nominating Committee members via FYC Extras E-Blasts.

FYC Extras - Learn more HERE

  • Dedicated E-Blast featuring up to 3 links to extra content, which can include pre-recorded virtual events and panels, performance-focused articles, interviews, trailers, featurettes, BTS, etc. 
  • No RSVP process, and can be viewed at any time.
  • All FYC content linked must be performance focused.
  • Links featured in each FYC Extra E-Blast will automatically be posted on the private Nom Comm website under FYC Extras for member reference.

E-Blasts - Learn more HERE
Email blasts to Nominating Committee members will be limited to the following per title.

  • 1 Digital Screener/Screening Site Notification
  • 4 In-Person Event Invitations (with 1 reminder blast allowed per event).
  • 4 FYC Extras Blasts (extras can be pre-recorded panels, interviews, featurettes, BTS, etc.)
  • No Limit on Regional Screening Invitations
  • All E-Blasts must be approved and sent by the Awards Office.

MailingsLearn more HERE

  • A maximum of 2 physical mailings per title may be sent to Nominating Committee members through our Union mailing house.  This includes DVDs, postcards, booklets, invitations, promotional materials, etc.
  • All art and packaging requires SAG Awards approval. Please email to the Awards Office for review prior to any printing and duplication. 

SAG-AFTRA Magazine

  • SAG-AFTRA’s quarterly magazine is mailed to all members in good standing and industry subscribers. To place a For Your Consideration ad, please contact Kiley Cristiano at (323) 549-2969 or


For any questions please contact the Awards Office.
Phone: (323) 549-6707

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