Ballots for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations will be mailed to the SAG Awards® Nominating Committees on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 23, 2010)  Ballots for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations will be mailed to this year’s SAG Awards film and television nominating committees on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.
Votes for nominees may be cast online or via mailed paper ballot. Votes must be received by the Guild’s official teller, Integrity
Voting Systems, by Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at 5 p.m (PT). Nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at 6 a.m. (PT)/9 a.m. (ET), telecast live on TNT and webcast live on tnt.tv and tbs.com.

The Screen Actors Guild Award—The Actor®—is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. The nominees for performances in 2010, including the distinctive ensemble awards and the 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 that were randomly selected in April 2010. Submissions closed on October 28. Requests for nomination consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing were submitted by actors or, with the actor’s permission, by producers, studios/networks, agents, managers or publicists.

Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by actors’ peers in the Screen Actors Guild. Recipients of the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced at ceremonies on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, simulcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT).

Final voting information will be mailed via postcard to all eligible voting members of the Screen Actors Guild on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Online voting is encouraged. Paper ballots will be made available only upon request, which must be made by Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at 5 p.m.. All votes must be received at Integrity Voting Systems by noon on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.

 

Categories for 17th Annual SAG Awards nominations are:

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 from the SAG Awards® red carpet on Sunday, Jan. 25).

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

 

Upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010
Nominations Ballots Mailed

Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 
Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 5 p.m. (PT)

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
Deadline for Paying November 2010 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
Nominations Announced

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Open

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010
Final Voting Information Mailed via Postcard to Members

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011
Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Friday, Jan. 14, 2011
Member Request to Election Firm for Paper Ballot due by 5 p.m. (PT)

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
Final Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by noon (PT)

Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

 

The 17th 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.