Pre-Nomination FYC Guidelines

Voting for the Screen Actors Guild Awards is done in two stages. The first, nominations balloting also known as ‘pre-nom,’ is voted on by two Nominating Committees – one for Motion Pictures and one for Television. These Nominating Committees are newly selected every year and each made up of 2,500 randomly selected paid-up and active SAG-AFTRA members who have not served previously in the past 8 years.

The second stage, final voting, begins after nominations are announced. All SAG-AFTRA members who are active and paid up by the designated dues deadline are eligible to vote in the final round. The number of eligible final voters varies but in the past few years, the count has been between 124,000 and 130,000.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in, Rules and Regulations are subject to change and SAG Awards reserves the right to make adjustments as necessary.

See below for more information on how to reach
SAG Awards Nominating Committee voters.

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Pre-Nomination Key Dates

Eligibility Period: Calendar Year 2022 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2022)
Monday, July 25, 2022
Summer Dates open for holds on Q&A Calendar Portal
Monday, August 29, 2022
Submissions Open
Monday, October 10, 2022
Fall/Winter Dates open for holds on Q&A Calendar Portal
Friday, October 21, 2022
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT
Monday, December 2, 2022
Nominations Voting Opens
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Nominations Voting Closes at 5 p.m. PT

Full SAG Awards calendar to come soon!

FYC Campaign Guidelines

The Awards Office must be contacted to schedule, coordinate, and approve any and all communications directed to SAG-AFTRA members regarding submitted performances.

IMPORTANT: When directing anything to the Nominating Committees, including event invitations, FYC mailer language, specific URLs, RSVP email addresses, and affiliations, etc. DO NOT use “SAG” only use “SAG Awards Nom Comm” or “SAG Awards”. 

DVDs & Digital Screeners - Learn more HERE

  • DVDs and/or digital screener access may be provided consideration. 
  •  All digital screening platforms and streaming sites require SAG Awards approval, and must use Awards PINs (7-digit alphanumeric code assigned to each voter) or static passwords for access. 
  • All titles provided must have closed captioning. Audio descriptions are strongly encouraged whenever possible during pre-nom. AD will be required on all titles offered digitally during final voting.

In-Person Q&As & Events - Learn more HERE

All in-person events and/or screenings must follow governmental COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Any in-person Q&A or events for Nom Comm members in Los Angeles or New York must be held and booked on the SAG Awards Q&A Calendar Portal.
  • Companies may book up to 4 events per title between LA and New York. Regional events do not count against this total.
  • Live virtual events with an RSVP process are not permitted. Pre-recorded virtual events or panels may be sent to Nominating Committee members via FYC Extras E-Blasts.

FYC Extras - Learn more HERE

  • Dedicated E-Blasts featuring up to 3 links to extra content, which can include pre-recorded virtual events and panels, performance-focused articles, interviews, trailers, featurettes, BTS, etc. 
  • No RSVP process, and can be viewed at any time.
  • All FYC content linked must be performance-focused.
  • Links featured in each FYC Extra E-Blast will automatically be posted on the private Nom Comm website under FYC Extras for member reference.

E-Blasts - Learn more HERE

Email blasts to Nominating Committee members will be limited to the following per title.

  • 1 Digital Screener/TV Screening Site Notification
  • 4 In-Person Event Invitations (with 1 reminder blast allowed per event).
  • 4 FYC Extras Blasts (extras can be pre-recorded panels, interviews, featurettes, BTS, etc.)
  • No Limit on Regional Screening Invitations
  • All E-Blasts must be approved and sent by the Awards Office.

Mailings - Learn more HERE

  • A maximum of 2 physical mailings per title may be sent to Nominating Committee members through our Union mailing house. This includes DVDs, postcards, booklets, invitations, promotional materials, etc.
  • All art and packaging require SAG Awards approval. Please email to the Awards Office for review prior to any printing and duplication.

SAG-AFTRA Magazine

  • SAG-AFTRA’s quarterly magazine is mailed to all members in good standing and industry subscribers. To place a For Your Consideration ad, please contact Margo Giordano at margo.giordano@sagaftra.org.

CONTACT

Contact the Awards Office with any questions.
Phone: 323-549-6707
AwardsTeam@sagawards.org

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