22nd SAG Awards Nomination Submissions Close Thursday, Oct. 22


Submissions for Consideration for the 22nd Annual 
Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations Close Thursday, Oct. 22
SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced Live on TNT, TBS and sagawards.tntdrama.com
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

LOS ANGELES (October 19, 2015) – The deadline for consideration for nomination for this year’s Actors® is fast approaching. Submissions for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® must be filed by Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at 5 p.m. (PT). Submissions must be submitted online at sagawards.org/submissions.

Why: 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.

Who Submits: With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2015 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Submissions may only be made online.

Who Nominates: Nominees 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. 18 and nominations voting closes on Monday, Dec. 7.

Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at 10 a.m. (ET) / 7 a.m. (PT), carried live on TNT, TBS and sagawards.tntdrama.com. The announcement will be preceded by the unveiling of the stunt ensemble nominations at 9:50 a.m. (ET) / 6:50 a.m. (PT), which will be carried live on sagawards.tntdrama.com.

Final Voting: Once nominees are selected, all SAG-AFTRA members in good standing – more than 111,000 performers – may cast votes to determine who will receive this year's coveted Actor® statuettes. Final voting instructions will be mailed on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Online voting is encouraged. Final voting paper ballots are available only upon request through Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Online votes must be cast or previously-requested paper ballots returned by Friday, Jan. 29, to Integrity Voting Systems, the SAG Awards election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Ceremony: The 22nd Annual SAG Awards will be simulcast live on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, 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).

Upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT 

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Open

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Nominations Ballots Mailed

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Close

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Deadline for Paying November 2015 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 12 Noon p.m. PT

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
Records Pulled for Final Balloting

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
Nominations Announced

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Open

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
Final Voting Information Mailed to Members

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Close

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®