18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations to be Announced Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations to be Announced Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

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SAG Awards® will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

 

LOS ANGELES (May 13, 2011)Nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be unveiled one day earlier than previously scheduled. The nominations will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood and carried live on TNT, tnt.tv and tbs.com. This adjustment in the schedule gives the members of the Screen Actors Guild an extra day to consider their final votes for this year’s outstanding performances.

TNT and TBS will simulcast the annual presentation of the Screen Actors Guild Awards live from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m.(ET) 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT).

Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the SAG Awards® are selected entirely by actors’ peers in the Screen Actors Guild. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present ensemble and cast awards. This past year’s simulcast of the 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 on TBS and TNT was the evening’s top-rated basic cable program.

The 4,200 Screen Actors Guild members who will determine the nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for this year’s outstanding performances in film and primetime television were drawn by random sample from the full membership. Because of the change in the nomination announcement date, nomination ballots will now be due Monday, Dec. 12, at noon (PT), five hours earlier than previously scheduled.

The SAG Awards’ separate film and television nominating committees, each consisting of 2,100 SAG members from around the country, are randomly selected anew each year. To be eligible to serve on one of this year’s nominating committees, SAG members may not have served on the same nominating committee in the past five years and must have paid their November 2010 membership dues by March 18, 2011.    

Submissions for nomination consideration for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will open on Monday, July 11, 2011, at www.sagawards.org/submissions. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2011 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances.

The following are upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:

Monday, July 11, 2011
Submissions Open

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Deadline for Nominating Committee Members to Make Address Changes

Monday, October 3, 2011
Media Nomination Announcement and Ceremony Credential Applications Open
Publicists Nomination Announcement Credential Applications Open 

Monday, October 3, 2011
Period to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting Begins 

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Submissions Close (Due at SAG by 5 p.m. PT) 

Monday, October 31, 2011
Media Nomination Announcement and Ceremony Credential Applications Close 

Friday, November 4, 2011
Publicists Nomination Announcement Credential Applications Close 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Nominations Ballots Mailed                                                                                   

Monday December 12, 2011
Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Nominations Announced 

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Open 

Friday, December 16, 2011
Deadline for Paying November 2011 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG to be Eligible for Final Balloting 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Records Pulled for Final Balloting 

Monday, January 2, 2012
Final Balloting Instructions Mailed to Members 

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Close 

Monday, January 16, 2012
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting 

Friday, January 27, 2012
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT

Sunday, January 29, 2012
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC.  For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.