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Published:July 14th, 2006 06:01 EST
13th Annual SAG Awards Submissions

13th Annual SAG Awards Submissions

By SOP newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 14, 2006

Contact:  Rosalind Jarrett
(323) 549-6612
publicity@jmprod.net

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 13th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS ON MONDAY, JULY 17
Submissions to be Accepted Online or by Mail
13th Annual SAG Awards™ will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007


Los Angeles, California  – Submissions for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, July 17, 2006 and continue until 5 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, Nov. 7, it was announced today by SAG Awards™ Committee Chair Yale Summers.

Submissions can be accepted online at www.sagawards.org or submission forms can be obtained by calling the Screen Actors Guild Awards® office at (323) 549-6707.

The Screen Actors Guild Award—The Actor®—is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or press representatives may submit a performance for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Nominations for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards® are selected entirely by actors’ peers. Recipients of the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced at ceremonies on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, simulcast from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT.

The nominees for performances in 2006, including the distinctive ensemble awards, will be chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,100 SAG members from across the United States, randomly selected each April. Nomination voting closes on Jan. 2, 2007. Final SAG Awards™ ballots will be mailed on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, to all eligible voting members of Screen Actors Guild, to be returned by Friday, Jan. 26, to the Guild’s election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®  

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 the Cast of a Motion Picture
 
Primetime Broadcast and Cable Television 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

The timetable of the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® is as follows:
Monday, July 17                             Nomination Submissions Begin
Monday, Sept. 25                          Deadline for Nominating Committee Members to Make Requests / Change Address
Wednesday, Nov. 1                        Media Credential Request Applications Open Online
Tuesday, Nov. 7                             Submissions End (Due at SAG by 5 p.m. PT)
Friday, Dec. 1                                 Nomination Ballots Mailed / Media Credential Request Period Closes
Friday, Dec. 15                               Deadline for Paying November 2005 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG to be Eligible for Final Balloting
Thursday, Dec. 21                          Labels Pulled for Final Balloting
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007                   Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by Noon PT
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007                  Nominations Announced in Los Angeles
Friday, Jan. 26, 2007                     Final Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by Noon PT
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007                  13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® are produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild. Jeff Margolis is the executive producer and Kathy Connell is the producer. Yale Summers, Daryl Anderson, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and JoBeth Williams are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production.

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors.  Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 working actors in film, television, industrials, commercials, video games, music videos and other new media. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO.  More information is available online at www.sag.org.

Turner Network Television (TNT), television’s destination for drama and one of cable’s top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the detective drama series The Closer, starring Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and this summer’s eagerly anticipated anthology series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television’s “very funny” network.  It serves as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends; original comedy series, like the upcoming scripted comedies My Boys and 10 Items or Less; specials, like the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; special events, such as The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, for which TBS serves as title sponsor; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.

IMPORTANT NOTES TO MEDIA:

We are updating our media lists. If you have received this release in error, please pass it on to the appropriate person at your organization and please notify us of our error. If you have updated contact information, please email it to us at publicity@jmprod.net . Your colleagues may sign up for our media database at http://www.sagawards.org/media_pub_only.htm.

Credential applications for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations and ceremonies will be available online November 1-December 1, 2007 at www.sagawards.org