Submissions Closing for 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations on Monday, October 24

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Submissions Closing for 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations on Monday, October 24

SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

23rd Annual SAG Awards Ceremony Will Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS 
on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

LOS ANGELES (October 21, 2016) – Submissions of performances for nominations consideration for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will close on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. (PST). Absolutely no submissions will be considered after that time.

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 2016 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 of these panels 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. 17 and closes on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.

Nominations for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 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 116,741 SAG-AFTRA members.

Final voting opens Monday, Dec. 19. Online voting is encouraged. Final voting paper ballots are available only upon request between Monday Oct. 3, 2016, and Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Online votes must be cast or paper ballots returned by Friday, Jan. 27 to Integrity Voting Systems, the SAG Awards election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 29. 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 23rd Annual SAG Awards are posted at www.sagawards.org/about.

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. 29)

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 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Submissions of Performances for Nominations Consideration Close

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Open

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Nominations Balloting Opens

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
Deadline for Paying November 2016 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Close

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
Nominations Balloting Closes at 5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
Nominations Announced

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Open

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016
Final Voting Opens

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Close

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
Final Votes Must Be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 noon PT

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017
23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

About the  23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment. Inc. and *will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).* 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. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit [sagawards.org/about].

*Nominations for The Actor®** will be announced on **Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at 10 a.m. (ET) / 7 a.m. (PT)*, carried live on TNT, TBS, truTV, sagawards.tntdrama.com and truTV.com, preceded by the announcement of the stunt ensemble nominations at 9:50 a.m. (ET) / 6:50 a.m. (PT) carried live on sagawards.tntdrama.com

Thumbnails of the photos and graphics available for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are at sagawards.org/media-pr/photos-and-artwork.

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CREDENTIAL APPLICATION DATES

Media credential applications for the nominations announcement and ceremony close on Oct. 31. Publicists credential applications for the nominations announcement open on Monday, Nov. 7 and close Dec. 5.