SAG Awards 2014 Gets Air Date

UPDATED: The 20th edition of the ceremony will be broadcast Jan. 18 of next year on TBS and TNT.

SAG Awards committee chair JoBeth Williams announced key dates for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Friday. While the awards ceremony doesn’t take place until Jan. 18, 2014, the guild will begin soliciting submissions July 8. The nominations will be announced Dec. 11.

Kathy Connell, who has been a producer of the SAG Awards since its inception, has been named executive producer, working alongside SAG Awards executive producer/director Jeff Margolis, whose Jeff Margolis Productions has produced the SAG Awards telecast since 1999.Margolis has directed the SAG Awards simulcast since 2007.

Connell served as chair of the SAG Awards committee and a producer for Screen Actors Guild during the SAG Awards' first two years. She stepped down from her position on the SAG board of directors to become the Awards' first full-time producer in 1996. In 2007, she was appointed executive producer, national programming for Screen Actors Guild and began overseeing the SAG Special Projects department as well as many SAG initiatives. Currently SAG-AFTRA's assistant national executive director of Awards and national programming, she overseesSAG-AFTRA Special Projects, the SAG Awards, the AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Awards and serves as liaison to both the SAG and AFTRA Foundations.

The SAG Awards’ separate film and television nominating committees are randomly selected anew each year from around the country. SAG-AFTRA members who have not served on the same nominating committee in the past eight years, who are actor/performers, singers, dancers or stunt performers and who have paid their November 2012 membership dues by Feb. 28, will be eligible to serve on one of this year’s committees. Each committee is comprised of 2,100SAG-AFTRA members.

Submissions for nomination consideration for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will open on July 8 at With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may submit a performance from 2013 for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Submissions may only be made online, in keeping with a commitment to environmentally sound practices that has earned the SAG Awards the Environmental Media Association’s Green Seal for four consecutive years.

Nominations will be announced Dec. 11 at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreenTheater in West Hollywood and carried live on TNT, and Once nominees are selected, all active members of SAG-AFTRA living in the United States may cast votes for this year’s outstanding performances.

TNT and TBS will present the live simulcast of the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 18, 2014.

The key dates are:

Friday, March 8, 2013
 Random Sample pull of nominating committees

Monday, July 8, 2013
 Submissions Open at

Wednesday, 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
 Publicists Nomination Announcement Credential Applications Open at

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

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. 14, 2013 Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Open at

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 
Final Balloting Information Mailed to Members

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
 Publicists Ceremony Credential Applications Close

Monday, January 2, 2014
 Final Day to Request Paper Final Ballots in Lieu of Online Voting

Friday, January 17, 2014
 Final Votes Must be Cast Online or Ballots Received by the Elections Firm by 12 Noon PT

Saturday, January 18, 2014
 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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