SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 14th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS ON MONDAY, JULY 16

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SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 14th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS ON MONDAY, JULY 16

Submissions to be Accepted Online or by Mail

14th Annual SAG Awards™ will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008

Los Angeles, California – Submissions for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, July 16, and continue until 5 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, Oct. 30, it was announced today by SAG AwardsTM Committee Chair Yale Summers.

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 for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2007 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Nominations for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, in Los Angeles.

Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards® are selected entirely by actors’ peers. Recipients of the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced at ceremonies on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, simulcast from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT.

The nominees for performances in 2007, including the distinctive ensemble awards and the new stunt ensemble honors, will be chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,100 SAG members from across the United States, randomly selected each April. Nomination voting closes on Dec. 18, 2007. Final SAG Awards™ ballots will be mailed on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, to all eligible voting members of Screen Actors Guild, to be returned by Friday, Jan. 25, to the Guild’s election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®.

Categories for submission are as follows:

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

Stunt Ensemble Honors:
(recipients to be announced at the SAG Awards™ on Jan. 27 prior to the telecast)
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

The timetable of the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® is as follows:

Monday, July 16 - Nomination Submissions Open
Friday, Sept. 21 - Deadline for Nominating Committee Members to Make Address Changes
Monday, Oct. 1 - Media Credential Request Applications Open Online
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Submissions End (Due at SAG by 5 p.m. PT)
Friday, Nov. 2 - Media Credential Request Period Closes
Tuesday, Nov. 27 - Nomination Ballots Mailed
Monday, Dec. 17 - Deadline for Paying November 2007 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG to be Eligible for Final Balloting
Tuesday, Dec. 18 - Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by Noon PT
Thursday, Dec. 20 - Nominations Announced in Los Angeles
Friday, Dec 28 - Final Ballots Mailed to Members
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 - Final Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by Noon PT
Sunday, Jan. 27 - 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®