Submissions for 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Are Now Open at sagawards.org/submissions

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Submissions for 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Are Now Open at sagawards.org/submissions

SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 and the SAG Awards® Ceremonies
Will Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES (July 10, 2017) – Submissions of performances for nominations consideration for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® are now open online at sagawards.org/submissions, SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. Submissions close on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at 5 p.m. (PST).

WHO MAY SUBMIT
The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by SAG-AFTRA for outstanding individual and ensemble performances in motion pictures, television, cable and new media programs. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2017 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Submissions may only be made online.

NOMINATIONS VOTING
Separate film and television nominating committees will choose the nominees. Each voting panel is comprised of 2,500 SAG-AFTRA members from across the United States who were randomly selected this spring. Nomination voting opens on Thursday, Nov. 16 and closes on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.
Nominations for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

FINAL VOTING
Once nominees are selected, all SAG-AFTRA members in good standing may cast votes to determine who will receive this year's coveted Actor® statuettes. Last year's voting body numbered 121,546 SAG-AFTRA members.

Final voting opens on Monday, Dec. 19. Online voting is encouraged. Final voting paper ballots are available only upon request between Monday Oct. 2, 2017, and Friday, Jan. 8, 2018. Online votes must be cast or previously-requested paper ballots returned by Friday, Jan. 19 to Integrity Voting Systems, the SAG Awards election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 21 The ceremony will be simulcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT).

Complete rules and regulations for the 24th Annual SAG Awards are posted at www.sagawards.org/rules.

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 a Cast in a Motion Picture

Television, Cable and New Media Programs

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
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 from the SAG Awards® red carpet on Sunday, Jan. 21)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

UPCOMING KEY DEADLINES AND EVENTS leading to the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:

Monday, July 10, 2017
Submissions Open at sagawards.org/submissions

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Period to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting Begins

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Open

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Open

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Nominations Balloting Opens

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Deadline for Paying November 2017 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Close

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
Nominations Balloting Closes at 5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Nominations Announced

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Open

Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017
Final Voting Opens

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Close

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®