FYC Campaign 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.

In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the unprecedented and extraordinary 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 voters 
with FYC campaigns during the final phase of voting.


Key Dates

Eligibility Period: January 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021
Monday, July 20, 2020 Summer Dates open for holds on Q&A Calendar Portal
Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 Submissions Open
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 Fall/Winter Dates open for holds on Q&A Calendar Portal
Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 Submissions Close
Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 Nominations Balloting Opens
Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 Nominations Balloting Closes
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 Nominations announced at 8:00 am PT live on Instagram @sagawards
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 Final Voting Opens
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Final Voting Closes at 12pm PT
Sunday, April 4, 2021 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT & TBS at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00pm PT

View the full SAG Awards Calendar 


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

PDF icon 27th Annual SAG Awards Post-Nomination FYC Guide
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