Submissions For 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations Are Now Open
SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 and the SAG Awards® Ceremonies Will Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Saturday Jan. 18, 2014
LOS ANGELES (Monday, July 8, 2013) – Submissions of performances for consideration for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are now open online at sagawards.org/submissions, it was announced today by SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams. Submissions will close on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. (PST).
The Screen Actors Guild Award — The Actor® — is presented by SAG-AFTRA for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. Performances in New Media-originated programs which follow the format of traditional series, movies and miniseries and which satisfy all other eligibility criteria shall be considered for nomination. Actors may submit their own performances from 2013 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 20th Annual SAG Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by actors’ union peers. The nominees for performances in 2013, including the distinctive ensemble awards and stunt ensemble honors, will be chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of over 2,100 members from across the United States, who were randomly selected this spring. Nomination ballots will be mailed on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and voting closes on Monday, Dec. 9.
After nominations are announced, final SAG Awards voting instructions will be mailed on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 to all active members of SAG-AFTRA. Online voting is encouraged. Final voting paper ballots are available only upon request between Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 and Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Online votes must be cast or previously-requested paper ballots returned by Friday, Jan. 17 to the SAG Awards election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. 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 20th Annual SAG Awards are posted at www.sagawards.org/rules.
Categories for submission are as follows:
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Primetime Television, Cable and New Media Programs
Stunt Ensemble Honors (recipients to be announced from the SAG Awards® red carpet on Saturday, Jan. 18)
The following are upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 20th Annual SAG Awards.