Online Submissions Encouraged for 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations
Current Awards Are Last For Which Paper Submission Forms Will Be Accepted
SAG Awards® Nominees will be Announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 and SAG Awards® Ceremonies will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012
Los Angeles (July 18, 2011) – In its continuing effort to adhere to environmentally sound practices, the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® reached out today to more than 1,500 publicists, managers and actors representatives to encourage online submissions of performances for nominations consideration. Submissions opened on July 11 at www.sagawards.org and will close on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. (PST).
Using an appropriately “green” hued emailed flyer, the SAG Awards® explained that while this year submissions forms are still available for download from the SAG Awards website or by calling the SAG Awards office at (323) 549-6707, the 18th Annual SAG Awards are the last for which paper submission forms will be accepted. Those actors or representatives reluctant to submit online are urged to give the process a try, as the SAG Awards will be moving to online submissions exclusively for next year’s 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The required accompanying high-resolution .jpg photos of potential nominees may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the SAG Awards office on CD or DVD. Early submission is recommended.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards was honored in 2009 and again in 2010 with the Environmental Media Association (EMA)’s Green Seal, recognizing a production’s outstanding efforts to implement sustainable initiatives and promote environmental awareness. The SAG Awards has a long history of using the Internet for credentials, submissions and voting. Twelve years ago it pioneered online-only credentialing for media and publicists. It is offering online submissions for nominations consideration for the ninth year, online voting for the nominating committees for the eight year and online voting for final balloting for the seventh year.
The Screen Actors Guild Award—The Actor®—is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. Actors may submit their own performances from 2011 for consideration in categories of the actor’s choosing. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may also submit performances for consideration in the category designated by the actor. Nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are selected entirely by actors’ peers. The nominees for performances in 2011, including the distinctive ensemble awards and SAG 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, who were randomly selected in April. Nomination ballots will be mailed on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and voting closes on Monday, Dec. 12.
After nominations are announced, final SAG Awards voting instructions will be mailed Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 to all active members of Screen Actors Guild. Online voting is encouraged. Final voting paper ballots are available only upon request between Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 and Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Online votes must be cast or previously-requested paper ballots returned by Friday, Jan. 27 to the Guild’s election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. 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 18th 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 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. 29)
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
The following are upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:
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
Friday, December 16, 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
Friday, December 30, 2011
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®
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