March 31, 2011 5:38pm PT by Gregg Kilday
SAG to Determine Awards Nominating Committee Members Friday
The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards may be 10 months away, but SAG is already cranking up the awards machinery.
On Friday, the guild will determine the 4,200 SAG members who will serve on its two nominating committees, one for film and one for TV.
Members of the committee will be chosen in a random drawing, SAG Awards committee chair JoBeth Williams said. To be eligible, SAG members may not have served on the same nominating committee in the past five years and must have paid their November 2010 membership dues by March 18.
Submissions for nomination consideration open July 11 and close on Oct. 27.
Nominations will be announced Dec. 15.
The SAG Awards will take place live at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 29.