The Screen Actors Guild Award is easily one of the most coveted awards in the industry. And while the world anticipates the January 18 live airing of the show, HipHollywood had a chance to go behind the scenes and see the casting of the SAG statuettes.
On Thursday, HipHollywood headed over to the American Fine Arts Foundry to see the incredible process in which the SAG statuette is created. Using the wax process, molten bronze metal is poured into the molds … By the way, the furnace at 2000 degrees.
HipHollywood watched the skilled craftsmen in action as they created, The Actor, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy. 13 honorees in five film and eight television categories will receive the 16-inch tall, 12 pound statuette which stands on a base of polished black granite.
While attending the event, HH caught up with Breaking Bad star Lavell Crawford to talk about whether or not he will be taking home the bronze award.
“I know we are going to pull it,” he said about his Breaking Bad cast. “I mean it’s a great show and I’m just honored to be nominated. I couldn’t believe it when I found out about it. It had to be though, the show is epic. Everybody talks about it, they blog about it, I mean come on.”
Breaking Bad garnered four SAG nominations, including Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In the film category, Steven McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave leads the SAG nominations with four, while Lee Daniels’ The Butler trails right behind with 3 nods.
The SAG Awards will be simulcast on January 18 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m.