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Screen Actors Guild Sets 2013 Calendar, Submissions Deadlines

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 8, 2013 at 4:51PM

Submissions of performances for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, which will be announced on Wednesday, December 11 2013, are now open. Submissions will close on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. (PST). The award ceremony will be aired live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18. 2014.
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SAG awards

After nominations are announced, final SAG Awards voting instructions will be mailed on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 to all active members of SAG-AFTRA. Online voting is encouraged. Final voting paper ballots are available only upon request between Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 and Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Online votes must be cast or previously-requested paper ballots returned by Friday, Jan. 17 to the SAG Awards election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. 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 20th 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


Primetime 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 Saturday, Jan. 18)


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series


The following are upcoming key deadlines and events leading to the 20th Annual SAG Awards. 


Monday, July 8, 2013

Submissions Open at sagawards.org/submissions


Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Deadline for Nominating Committee Members to Make Address Changes


Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Media Nomination Announcement and Ceremony Credential Applications Open at sagawards.org

Publicists Nomination Announcement Credential Applications Open at sagawards.org


Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Period to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting Begins


Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Submissions Close at 5 p.m. PT at sagawards.org/submissions


Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Media Nomination Announcement and Ceremony Credential Applications Close


Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Publicists Nomination Announcement Credential Applications Close


Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Nominations Ballots Mailed


Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Deadline for Paying November 2013 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG-AFTRA to be Eligible for Final Balloting


Monday Dec. 9, 2013

Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by 12 Noon p.m. PT


Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Records Pulled for Final Balloting


Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Nominations Announced at the Pacific Design Center


Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Open at sagawards.org


Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Final Balloting Information Mailed to Members


Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Close


Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting


Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT


Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild 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.