Timetable set for SAG Awards


The 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards has announced the key dates leading to its Jan. 23 show at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles:

Friday: Deadline for SAG members to pay November 2008 dues to be eligible to serve on SAG Awards nominating committees

April 22: Nominating committees drawn by random sample

July 13: Submissions open

Sept. 11: Deadline for nominating committee members to make address changes

Oct. 1: Media credential applications for nomination announcement and telecast open; publicists nomination announcement credentials open

Oct. 28: Submissions due

Oct. 30: Media credential applications close; publicists nomination announcement credential applications close

Nov. 25: Nomination ballots mailed

Dec. 14: Nomination ballots due

Dec. 15: Deadline for paying November 2009 dues and/or changing address to be eligible for final balloting

Dec. 17: Nominations announced; publicists telecast credential applications open

Dec. 29: Final ballots mailed

Jan. 8: Publicists credential applications close

Jan. 21: Final ballots due

Jan. 23: SAG Awards telecast on TNT and TBS