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Submissions For 21st Annual SAG Awards Nominations Now Open

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Submissions For 21st Annual SAG Awards Nominations Now Open

Submissions of performances for consideration for the 21st 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. 23, 2014 at 5 p.m. (PST).

The Screen Actors Guild Award - The Actor® - is presented by SAG-AFTRA for outstanding performances in motion pictures, television, cable and new media programs. 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 2014 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 21st Annual SAG Awards® will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 10 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 2014, including the distinctive ensemble awards and stunt ensemble honors, will be chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of over 2,200 SAG-AFTRA members from across the United States, who were randomly selected this spring. Nomination ballots will be mailed on Wednesday, Nov. 19 and voting closes on Monday, Dec. 8.

After nominations are announced, final SAG Awards voting instructions will be mailed on Tuesday, Dec. 16 to all active members of SAG-AFTRA. Online voting is encouraged. Final voting paper ballots are available only upon request between Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 and Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Online votes must be cast or previously-requested paper ballots returned by Friday, Jan. 23 to the SAG Awards election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 25. 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 21st 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 a Cast in a Motion Picture

Television, Cable and New Media 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 Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

Upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:

Monday, July 7, 2014
Submissions Open at sagawards.org/submissions

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Media Nomination Announcement and Ceremony Credential Applications Open at sagawards.org
Publicists Nomination Announcement Credential Applications Open at sagawards.org

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Period to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting Begins

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT at sagawards.org/submissions

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Media Nomination Announcement and Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
Publicists Nomination Announcement Credential Applications Close

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Nominations Ballots Mailed

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Deadline for Paying November 2014 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Monday Dec. 8, 2014
Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 12 Noon p.m. PT

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Nominations Announced at 6 a.m. PT

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Open at sagawards.org

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Final Voting Information Mailed to Members

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about, "like" us at facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage, follow us at twitter.com/sagawards, follow us on Google+ at google.com/+SAGawards, on Instagram at @sagawards, and on Tumblr at sagawards.tumblr.com. Our hashtag is #sagawards.


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