Mark Your Calendars: Screen Actors Guild Awards 2025

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The prestigious Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) have announced their return for the 2025 season, setting the stage for another year of celebrating excellence in film and television acting. This year, the ceremony will take place on a new platform, cementing its place in the evolving awards season landscape.

Ceremony Date and Streaming Platform

Mark your calendars! The 31st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2025. This marks the second consecutive year the ceremony will stream live on Netflix, following a multi-year partnership established between the streaming giant and SAG-AFTRA in 2023. This move reflects the changing landscape of the entertainment industry and the growing popularity of streaming platforms.

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2025
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2025

Previously, the SAG Awards enjoyed a long-standing partnership with TNT, which aired the ceremony from 1998 onwards. However, that partnership concluded in 2022, necessitating a new broadcast home. Netflix’s intervention ensured the continuation of this esteemed award show.

Key Dates and Deadlines for the 2025 SAG Awards

For actors, producers, and studios eager to participate in the SAG Awards process, here’s a breakdown of key dates and deadlines:

Submissions:

Monday, August 29, 2024: Submissions open online at https://www.sagawards.org/. Producers, studios, networks, agents, managers, and publicists can submit an actor’s performance for consideration, provided the actor grants permission. Actors can also submit their own performances.

Friday, November 1, 2024: All submissions close at 5:00 PM PT (Pacific Time).

Nominations:

Monday, December 16, 2024: Voting for nominations opens for SAG-AFTRA members.

Sunday, January 5, 2025: Nomination voting closes at 5:00 PM PT.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2025: Nominations for the 2025 SAG Awards are officially announced.

Final Voting:

Wednesday, January 15, 2025: Final voting opens for SAG-AFTRA members to determine the winners.

Friday, February 21, 2025: Final voting closes at noon PT.

Ceremony:

Sunday, February 23, 2025: The 31st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards airs live on Netflix.

The SAG Awards’ Significance in Awards Season

The SAG Awards hold a special place in the awards season calendar. Why? Because the vast majority of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ actors branch are also members of SAG-AFTRA. This significant overlap means that the SAG Awards results often serve as a strong predictor of the acting awards at the Oscars. A win or nomination at the SAG Awards can be a powerful boost for a film or television show’s Oscar campaign.

Furthermore, the SAG Awards are known for recognizing outstanding ensemble acting performances. Their unique categories, such as Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, celebrate the collaborative nature of acting.

The 2025 SAG Awards – A Night to Celebrate Acting Excellence

The 2025 SAG Awards promise to be a thrilling night, honoring the most talented actors in film and television. With a new streaming home and a dedicated voting body comprised of their peers, the SAG Awards remain a coveted recognition for artists. Stay tuned for the key dates and deadlines, and don’t miss the ceremony on February 23rd to see who takes home the coveted SAG Awards trophies!