Submissions Open for the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations

Submissions Open for the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations

Submissions to be Accepted Online or by Mail

11th Annual SAG Awards™ to Air on Turner Network Television (TNT) Saturday, February 5, 2005

Los Angeles – Submissions for the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, August 16, 2004 and continue until 5:00 p.m. (PST), Thursday, November 11, 2004. 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.

The Screen Actors Guild Award—The Actor®—is presented to actors for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. Nominations for the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 in Los Angeles. Nominees in five film categories and eight television categories for performances in 2004, including the unique ensemble awards, will be chosen by two randomly selected panels totaling 4,200 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.

Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards® are selected entirely by actors’ peers. Recipients of the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced at ceremonies on Saturday, February 5, 2005, telecast from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT at 8 p.m., ET/PT, 7 p.m. Central and 6 p.m. MT.

Categories for submission are:

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Motion Picture

Primetime Broadcast and Cable Television Programs

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The timetable of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® is as follows:

Mon. Aug. 16, 2004 Submissions
Fri. Oct. 1, 2004 Deadline for Nominating Committee Members to Request/Change Address
Thurs. Nov. 11, 2004 Submissions End (Due at SAG by 5 p.m. PST)
Fri. Dec. 10, 2004 Nominations Ballots Mailed Mon.
Dec. 20, 2004 Deadline for Paying November 2004 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG to be Eligible for Final Balloting
Tues. Jan 4, 2005 Labels Pulled for Final Balloting
Fri. Jan. 7, 2005 Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PST
Tues. Jan 11, 2005 Nominations Announced in Los Angeles
Tues. Jan 11, 2005 Final Ballots Mailed to Members
Thurs. Feb. 3, 2005 Final Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PST
Sat. Feb. 5, 2005 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

Voting for the SAG Awards® and Attending Screenings Voting for the SAG Awards™ is done in two stages. The first is voting for nominations. Separate nominating committees for film and television are selected at random by computer each year. The second stage of voting begins once nominations have been announced. All active, paid-up members of SAG will receive final ballots to vote on this year’s Actors®. November dues must be paid by December 20, 2004 to receive a final ballot.

Nominating Committees
Each year the SAG Awards™ launches the new season by instituting two new nominating committees to select the nominees for Motion Pictures and for Television. The random sample computer drawings for this year’s nominating committees were held on August 3, 2004. To be eligible to serve, members had to have paid their April 2004 dues by July 16, 2004. In order to more equitably share the opportunity, members who serve on a nominating committee are not eligible to serve on that nominating committee again for three years. SAG members who were selected to serve on this year’s nominating committees have been notified by mail.

Screenings advertised for ‘SAG Nom Comm’ are only for members notified that they were selected to serve on the 11th Annual SAG Awards™ Theatrical Motion Picture Nominating Committee. These ‘SAG Nom Comm’ members may attend film screenings with a special SAG Awards™ Nominating Committee ID card from August through January 7, 2005. Ballots will be sent to members of the Theatrical Motion Picture and Television nominating committees on December 10. Ballots are due back to the elections firm on January 7, 2005.

Important note:

A SAG membership card will not admit members to 'SAG Nom Comm' screenings. Only members notified they were selected to serve on the 11th Annual SAG Awards Theatrical Motion Picture Nominating Committee may identify themselves as 'SAG Nom Comm' members.

For additional information on the SAG Awards please click www.sagawards.org