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SAG Abandons Paper Ballots, Nominee Submissions Now Open

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 9, 2012 at 2:25PM

Submissions for SAG nominations are now open, and for the first time, submissions will only be accepted online...
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Submissions for SAG nominations are now open, and for the first time, submissions will only be accepted online.

SAG Awards committee chair JoBeth Williams explained that foregoing mail-in ballots and switching to an online-only system demonstrates the organization's commitment to environmentally sound practices. The 2009, 2010 and 2011 awards were honored with the Environmental Media Association's Green Seal, recognizing outstanding efforts for sustainable initiatives.

At the moment, only the nominee submissions have moved away from the paper ballot. The nomination ballots will be mailed November 21; the results will be announced on December 10. Final SAG voting instructions will be mailed December 31, with paper ballots available upon request for those who do not want to vote online.

The 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony will be telecast on January 27. The Academy is also deliberately moving toward electronic ballots for the Oscars. We'll see how soon they can put that into practice.

This article is related to: Screen Actors Guild, Digital Future, Awards

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.