The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Ceremony Will Be January 21, 2018TNT and TBS Will Live Simulcast the Sunday Event
Key Dates and Deadlines for the 24th Annual Actors® Celebration of Excellence Announced
SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell today announced the key deadlines and dates leading up to the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®. The annual celebration of outstanding performances in film and television will be simulcast live on TNT and TBSon Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT).
The 23rd Annual SAG Awards were a ratings success
This year, TNT and TBS's telecasts of the SAG Awards drew more than 5 million viewers and scored tremendous audience growth compared to last year, including increases of +50% among adults 18-49, +45% among adults 18-34 and +33% among total viewers. Social media engagement also saw significant growth this year, with the number of SAG Awards-related posts increasing by +53% on Twitter and +68% on Facebook, compared to last year.
Submissions for 24th SAG Award consideration open July 10
Submissions for nomination consideration for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will open on Monday, July 10, 2017, at sagawards.org/submissions. With the actor's permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2017 for consideration in a category of the actor's choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Submissions may only be made online and will close on Monday, Oct. 23.
Nominating committees to be chosen on March 13
Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers' peers in SAG-AFTRA. Potential members of this year's separate film and television nominating committees – now grown to 2500 members each – will be randomly drawn on March 13, 2017, and are required to opt-in by April 14. SAG-AFTRA actor/performers, singers, dancers or stunt performers from around the country who have not served on the same nominating committee in the past eight years and who paid their November 2016 membership dues by Feb. 24, 2017, will be eligible.
The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles.
Nominations voting closes Dec. 10
Nominations voting will close on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at 5 p.m. PT. Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 13th. Once nominees are selected, all active members of SAG-AFTRA may cast votes to determine who will receive the coveted Actor® statuettes for this year's outstanding performances. Last year's voting body numbered 121,546 SAG-AFTRA members.
Credential application dates set
Media credential applications for the nominations announcement and ceremony open on Monday, Oct. 2and close Monday, Oct. 30. Publicists credential applications for the nominations announcement open on Monday, Nov. 6 and close Friday, Dec. 1. Publicists credential applications for the awards ceremony open on Thursday, Dec. 14 and close Friday, Jan. 5
Upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are:
Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
Nominating Committees Drawn by Random Sample
Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
Notification of Selection Mailed to Nominating Committee Members
Friday, Apr.14, 2017
Deadline for Selected Members to Opt-in to Serve on Nominating Committees
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Media Nominations and Ceremony Credential Applications Close
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Open
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Nominations Balloting Opens
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Deadline for Paying November 2017 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Publicists Nominations Credentials Applications Close
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017
Records Pulled for Final Balloting
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Open
Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017
Final Voting Opens
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Publicists Ceremony Credentials Applications Close
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
About the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment. Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.