NOMINATIONS OPEN: Thursday, June 1, 2023

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, July 16 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m ET.

Shining a light on SAG-AFTRA employers whose projects exemplify the very best of diverse and inclusive entertainment, music, and news, the American Scene Awards® are the only awards bestowed by the union upon union producers, whose productions most intelligently and progressively employ the talents of people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, women, seniors, and other misrepresented or underrepresented groups.


Projects must have ‘aired’ after April 30, 2021 and before May 1, 2023.

Click here for full eligibility requirements.

All nomination submissions must be made online. Click here for nomination form.

Following the lead set by the SAG-AFTRA Constitution, the categories under which union-covered projects will be considered will reflect the three (3) major areas under which our members work:

  • Entertainment

  • Music & Sound Recording

  • News & Broadcast

Critical Considerations


  • How does this project authentically reflect the American Scene? How does this project authentically employ those who make up the American Scene?


  • Why do we, as SAG-AFTRA, want to shine a spotlight on this project and its creators as an example of excellence in storytelling and production so that other producers will be emboldened to make increasingly inclusive content?


  • Using a variety of measurements from critical acclaim to audience size and dedication, from awards received to quality of the content, how does this project substantially impact the entertainment and/or news media industry, the affected communities as well as society at large?

Click here for nomination form.

Questions? Email: ASA@sagaftra.org