About

The only televised awards ceremony to exclusively honor actors, the SAG Awards® presents 13 awards in TV and film. Voted on by SAG-AFTRA’s robust and diverse membership of 130,000+ performers – the SAG Awards has the largest voting body on the awards circuit. Beloved for its style, simplicity, and genuine warmth, the show has become an industry favorite and one of awards season’s most prized honors since its debut in 1995. 

 

SAG-AFTRA

SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcaster journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

Calendar

Q&A Calendar Opens at 10:30 a.m PT for Fall/Winter Dates (October 17 - January 8, 2023)
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT at sagawards.org/submissions
Nominations Voting Opens

I am an Actor™

When the first Screen Actors Guild Awards® were presented on March 8, 1995, the ceremony opened with a speech by Angela Lansbury that gave the audience a little history of her as a performer: "I've been Elizabeth Taylor's sister, Spencer Tracy's mistress, Elvis' mother and a singing teapot." 

Thus began a tradition of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® opening with a distinguished actor telling the audience a bit about their perceptions of their craft or some brief biographical anecdote. For the SAG Awards®, the first eight years of that tradition was carried on by a single actor each year, with Michael Keaton, Dennis Hopper, John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods and Sir Ian McKellen following in Lansbury's footsteps.

For the 9th Annual SAG Awards®, a new twist on the tradition was incorporated. By having actors tell shorter stories, it would allow room for actors of all ages and backgrounds to tell tales with many different emotional tones. 

Since the Inaugural Screen Actors Guild Awards, more than 120 actors have told their stories, typically closing with their name and the signature line, "I am an actor."

When the first Screen Actors Guild Awards® were presented on March 8, 1995, the ceremony opened with a speech by Angela Lansbury that gave the audience a little history of her as a performer: "I've been Elizabeth Taylor's sister, Spencer Tracy's mistress, Elvis' mother and a singing teapot." 

Thus began a tradition of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® opening with a distinguished actor telling the audience a bit about their perceptions of their craft or some brief biographical anecdote. For the SAG Awards®, the first eight years of that tradition was carried on by a single actor each year, with Michael Keaton, Dennis Hopper, John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods and Sir Ian McKellen following in Lansbury's footsteps.

For the 9th Annual SAG Awards®, a new twist on the tradition was incorporated. By having actors tell shorter stories, it would allow room for actors of all ages and backgrounds to tell tales with many different emotional tones. 

Since the Inaugural Screen Actors Guild Awards, more than 120 actors have told their stories, typically closing with their name and the signature line, "I am an actor."

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