Submissions Now Open for 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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While Emmy voters are currently casting ballots for their favorite television series, the Screen Actors Guild is getting ready for Awards Season 2019.

The Guild announced on Tuesday that submissions are officially open for consideration for nominations for television and film performances. The nomination period doesn’t open until November, but actors may begin their submissions now.

Here is all the vital information direct from the Screen Actors Guild:

WHO MAY SUBMIT

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by SAG-AFTRA for outstanding individual and ensemble performances in motion pictures, television, cable and new media programs. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2018 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Submissions may only be made online.

NOMINATIONS VOTING

Separate film and television nominating committees will choose the nominees. Each voting panel is comprised of 2,500 SAG-AFTRA members from across the United States who were randomly selected this spring. Nomination voting opens on Thursday, Nov. 15 and closes on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.

Nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

FINAL VOTING

Once nominees are selected, all SAG-AFTRA members in good standing may cast votes to determine who will receive this year’s coveted Actor® statuettes. Last year’s voting body numbered 121,544 SAG-AFTRA members.

Final voting opens on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Online voting is encouraged. Final voting paper ballots are available only upon request between Monday Oct. 1, 2018, and Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Online votes must be cast or previously-requested paper ballots returned by Friday, Jan. 25 to Integrity Voting Systems, the SAG Awards election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 27 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 25th 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 Limited Series
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
  • 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. 27)

  • 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 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:

Monday, July 30, 2018
Submissions Open at sagawards.org/submissions

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
Period to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting Begins

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Open

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Open

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Nominations Balloting Opens

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Close

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
Deadline for Paying November 2018 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Friday, Dec 7, 2018
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018
Nominations Balloting Closes at 5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Nominations Announced

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Open

Tuesday Dec. 18, 2018
Final Voting Opens

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Friday, Jan. 14, 2019
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Close

Friday, Jan. 24, 2019
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®