NOMINATIONS CLOSE TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2005

NOMINATIONS CLOSE TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2005

Actor® Nominations Will Be Announced Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles
12th Annual SAG Awards™ to Air on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006

Los Angeles, California – The deadline for consideration for nomination for this year’s coveted Actor® statuettes is fast approaching. Submission forms for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® must be filed by Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005.

Submissions can be accepted online at www.sagawards.org or submission forms can be obtained by calling the Screen Actors Guild Awards® office at (323) 549-6707.

Nominees in five film categories and eight television categories for outstanding performances in 2005 including the distinctive ensemble awards, will be chosen by two randomly selected panels each comprised of 2100 SAG members from across the United States. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or press representatives may submit a performance for consideration. Actors may also submit their own performances.

Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at 6:07 a.m. PT / 9:07 a.m. ET at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theatre in Los Angeles. The nomination announcement will be televised live on TNT and on E! Entertainment Television’s half-hour SAG Awards™ Nominations special, among others. Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards® are selected entirely by actors’ peers.

Recipients of the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced at ceremonies on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, simulcast from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m., ET/PT, 7 p.m. Central and 6 p.m. MT.

The timetable of the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® is as follows:
Tuesday, Nov. 8 Submissions End (Due at SAG by 5 p.m. PST)
Friday, Dec. 2 Nominations Ballots Mailed
Thursday, Dec. 15 Deadline for Paying November 2005 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG to be Eligible for Final Balloting
Wednesday, Dec. 21 Labels Pulled for Final Balloting
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PST
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 Nominations Announced in Los Angeles
Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 Final Ballots Mailed to Members
Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 Final Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PST
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® is executive-produced by Jeff Margolis and produced by Kathy Connell. Yale Summers, Karla Tamburrelli, Daryl Anderson, Shelley Fabares and Paul Napier are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Alan Carter is the director, and Stephen Pouliot is the writer. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production.
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 working actors in film, television, industrials, commercials, video games and music videos. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

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