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01/27/2016 07:56 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Who Votes and Who Will Win SAG Awards

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards, or SAG Awards, are being held this weekend. Many nominees at the SAG Awards haven't been nominated for the previous or upcoming awards shows, which raises the question: Who votes for SAG nominees?

SAG nominations are voted on by two committees, one for tv and another for film. SAG members are actors in a union - this union helps actors get acting jobs. These actors must pay to join, pay dues each year and then once you pay to join you don't get guaranteed a voting spot for the SAG Awards. To vote, there is a random drawing to select 2200 members for each committee who will vote on the performances. Then those chosen few only get the chance to vote ever eight years. Sounds like a sorority that might not be worth joining.

Now that we know how voting works and how rare it is for a person to vote, much less vote twice; see our predictions for who will take home SAG Awards this Saturday night.

Sarah Silverman will pull the upset and win the #SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. #sagawards: https://areyousage.com/prediction/sarah-silverman-will-pull-the-upset-and-win-the-sag-award-for-outstanding-performance-by-wwej

Sage

Orange is the New Black will win Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the #SAG Awards: https://areyousage.com/prediction/orange-is-the-new-black-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-an-ensemble-in-a-comedy-ogan

Felix T.

Jon Hamm will win Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Mad Men. #SAGawards #SAG: https://areyousage.com/prediction/jon-hamm-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-a-male-actor-in-a-drama-series-for-qemy

Sage

Leonardo DiCaprio will win Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the #SAG Awards.: https://areyousage.com/prediction/leonardo-dicaprio-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-a-male-actor-in-a-leading-role-at-akby

Sage

Game of Thrones will win the #SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series: https://areyousage.com/prediction/game-of-thrones-will-win-the-sag-award-for-outstanding-ensemble-in-a-drama-series-neoa

Felix T.

Veep will win Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. #SAGawards #SAG: https://areyousage.com/prediction/veep-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-an-ensemble-in-a-comedy-series-sagawards-sag-vkbb

Sage

The Big Short will win the #SAG Award for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture.: https://areyousage.com/prediction/the-big-short-will-win-the-sag-award-for-outstanding-cast-in-a-motion-picture-wdrj

Felix T.

Christian Bale will win Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role at the #SAG Awards. #SAGawards: https://areyousage.com/prediction/christian-bale-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-a-male-actor-in-a-supporting-role-at-nrna

Sage

Care Blanchett will win Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role at the #SAG Awards.: https://areyousage.com/prediction/care-blanchett-will-win-outstanding-actress-in-a-leading-role-at-the-sag-awards-lwaq

Carey Elder

Mad Men will win Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the #SAG Awards.: https://areyousage.com/prediction/mad-men-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-an-ensemble-in-a-drama-series-at-the-goee

Sage

The Walking Dead will win Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series at the #SAG Awards. #SAG: https://areyousage.com/prediction/the-walking-dead-will-win-outstanding-action-performance-by-a-stunt-ensemble-in-a-comedy-yldw

Sage

Straight Outta Compton will win Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the #SAG Awards.: https://areyousage.com/prediction/straight-outta-compton-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-a-cast-in-a-motion-picture-at-emaz

Sage

Amy Poehler will win Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role in Parks and Recreation. #SAGawards #SAG: https://areyousage.com/prediction/amy-poehler-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-a-female-actor-in-a-comedy-series-for-dkdb

Sage

Ty Burrell will pull an upset and beat Jeffrey Tambor for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. #SAGawards #SAG: https://areyousage.com/prediction/ty-burrell-will-pull-an-upset-and-beat-jeffrey-tambor-for-outstanding-performance-by-a-kogb

Sage

Viola Davis will win Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role in How to Get Away With Murder at the #SAG Awards.: https://areyousage.com/prediction/viola-davis-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-a-female-actor-in-a-drama-series-for-bqjo

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Rachel McAdams will win Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role at the #SAG Awards. #SAGawards: https://areyousage.com/prediction/rachel-mcadams-will-win-outstanding-performance-by-a-female-actor-in-a-supporting-role-at-ozen

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