Key Deadlines and Dates for 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Announced

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Key Deadlines and Dates for 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Announced

Submissions Open July 30 for the Silver Anniversary Actors® Celebration of Excellence

LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2018) – SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell today announced the key deadlines and dates for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which will honor the outstanding film and television performances of 2018. The Actors® Silver Anniversary celebration of excellence will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT).

Submissions for nomination consideration for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awardswill open on Monday, July 30, 2018, at sagawards.org/submissions. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2018 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Submissions may only be made online and will close on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

Nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, carried live on tntdrama.com/sagawards, truTV.comandsagawards.org at 10 a.m. (ET) / 7 a.m. (PT). The Actor® Nominations also can be viewed via TNT’s Facebook, Twitter @TNTdrama and YouTube channels and TBS’s Facebook, Twitter @tbsnetwork and YouTube channels.

Once nominees are selected, all active members of SAG-AFTRA may cast votes to determine who will receive the coveted Actor® statuettes for this year’s outstanding performances.

Media credential applications for the nominations announcement and ceremony open on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Publicists credential applications for the nominations announcement open on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Over its 25 years, the SAG Awards has become one of the awards season’s premier events, attended by a who’s who of film and television. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year numbered 121,544 eligible voters. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles.

Upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:

Friday, February 23, 2018
Deadline for SAG-AFTRA Members to Pay Nov. 2017 Dues to be Eligible for SAG Awards Nominating Committee Selection

Monday, March 5, 2018
Nominating Committees Drawn by Random Sample

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Notification of Selection Mailed to Nominating Committee Members

Monday, April 16, 2018

Deadline for Selected Members to Opt-in to Serve on Nominating Committees

Monday, July 9, 2018
Rules and Regulations Announced

Monday, July 30, 2018
Submissions Open at sagawards.org/submissions

Monday, October 1, 2018
Period to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting Begins
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Open

Monday, October 22, 2018
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT at sagawards.org/submissions

Monday, October 29, 2018
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Monday, November 5, 2018
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Open

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Nominations Balloting Opens

Friday, November 30, 2018
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Close

Monday, December 3, 2018
Deadline for Paying November 2018 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Friday, December 7, 2018
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Nominations Balloting Closes at 5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Nominations Announced

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Open

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Final Voting Opens

Tuesday, January 8-9, 2019
Credentialing Pre-Photo for Publicists

Friday, January 11, 2019
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Monday, January 14, 2019
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Close at 5 p.m. PT

Friday, January 25, 2019
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 noon PT

Sunday, January 27, 2019
25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®